NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — The United Methodist Judicial Council has released the docket for its April 23-26 meeting in Little Rock, Ark. In the five-item docket, the council will review bishops’ decisions of law on issues including a marriage equality resolution and a lesbian clergy candidate, along with a request for a “declaratory decision” about providing same-gender spouse benefits from the denomination’s finance agency.
Mission and Ministry
Commentary: There is danger when there is gender imbalance
The role of all men and all women within The United Methodist Church is to be disciples who make more disciples, writes Gilbert C. Hanke of United Methodist Men.
Commentary: A simple majority is a foundation of sand
A simple majority vote at General Conference provides an unstable basis for denominational unity.