David Watson writes about seven “modest proposals” for a way forward in the United Methodist Church. He and Bill Arnold assembled these ideas with the goal of shoring up our fraying polity. They provide an open door for congregations that wish to leave the denomination along with tighter accountability in some places where it has proved elusive in recent years. Watson argues that one virtue of their proposals is that they do not require constitutional amendments to pass.
Of course, they do require General Conference action.
Watson invites conversation and critique at his blog.