The authors set out to address the division within The United Methodist Church and contend that remaining united is hurting the church and the proclamation of the gospel. Recognizing that conservative and progressive Methodists are sincere in their beliefs, the authors doubt that one side will convince the other to change their minds. They therefore suggest that a fair and amicable separation is the best course of action."The United Methodist Church is at a crossroads. We are a divided church and the truth is we are a hurting church.
From the Faultlines collection, resources intended to inform conversations around human sexuality and the church.