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Video: Jen Cowart’s Invitation to the Wesleyan Covenant Association Conference

        "This denomination that means so much to us finds itself in unsettling times," says Jennifer Cowart, executive pastor of Harvest Church in Warner Robbins, Georgia. "How can we move forward in positive ways?" ...

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To the Contrary

By Rob Renfroe- Contrary to what you might have heard, General Conference 2016 was a real success for traditional, evangelical United Methodists. Maybe because this was my sixth General Conference, I don’t expect the Kingdom of God to come in ...

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Portlandia

By Steve Beard- This was my seventh General Conference and I had a sneaking suspicion that it would be like trying to ride a tornado. There are, after all, 162 marijuana dispensaries in metro Portland and one of the top tourist destinations is ...

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General Conference Legislative Summary

By Thomas Lambrecht- In the aftermath of General Conference, it is good to take stock of what was accomplished and where things went awry. From the perspective of the Renewal and Reform Coalition, here is my assessment. The 2016 General ...

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Sexuality Debate Put on Pause

By Heather Hahn and Sam Hodges-   General Conference delegates hit the pause button on the denomination’s quadrennial debates related to homosexuality. Late afternoon May 18 – two days before the event’s conclusion – the delegates ...

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Laity Urged to Share Jesus

By Todd Seifert  Lay members of The United Methodist Church admonished their peers who are delegates to General Conference to remember that they share in the responsibility of making disciples of Jesus Christ in the world. The laity address ...

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Church Ends Membership with Abortion Lobby

In a landmark decision, the 2016 General Conference voted 425-268 to sever United Methodist ties with the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC). Delegates also voted to delete language supporting RCRC from the Book of ...

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In the News

Good News Calls Upon Judicial Council to Reconsider Scheduling Decision

In light of the urgent concerns related to the South Central Jurisdiction (SCJ) petition for a declaratory decision regarding the election of a self-avowed practicing homosexual as bishop, Good News ...

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Video: Rob Renfroe on the Wesleyan Covenant Association

Rev. Rob Renfroe, President of Good news, talks about the formation of the Wesleyan Covenant Association (WCA), its convening conference in Chicago on Friday, October 7, 2016, and his hopes for the ...

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Why the Wesleyan Covenant Association

In this brief video the Rev. Dr. Jeff Greenway, lead pastor of Reynoldsburg (Ohio) United Methodist Church, talks about the formation of the Wesleyan Covenant Association (WCA) and why he will be at ...

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New Orthodox Organization Creates Conversation

The creation of the Wesleyan Covenant Association continues to stir interest across The United Methodist Church. In an extensive article for the United Methodist News Service, reporter Heather Hahn ...

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Too Clever by Half

By Walter Fenton - The Western Jurisdiction's election of an openly gay clergywoman as a bishop of The United Methodist Church essentially smothered developments at other jurisdictional gatherings ...

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Statement From the Good News Board

Adopted by the board on July 18, 2016 The following statement was adopted by the Good News board following the recent election of a married lesbian as bishop and the actions of nine annual ...

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Rev. Rob Renfroe Responds to Election of Openly Gay Bishop

In this video presentation, the Rev. Rob Renfroe, president of Good News, addresses the schismatic election of the Rev. Karen Oliveto in the Western Jurisdiction. Oliveto is the first married lesbian ...

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