GC2016 was not a “takeover” but rather exposed the continued governing disfunction of decades of conservative control.
In the None Zone, investing in people instead of programs may unlock answers to the vexing questions about Christianity.
while we are the largest denomination in the world that ordains women, we are not doing as well as we could be in caring for lay and clergy women alike.
Life continues in a patchwork fashion across United Methodism…we have a lot of work to do.
As we continue our guest posts related to General Conference 2016, here’s a reflection seeking what God is calling the two factions within United Methodism to be.
What will keep us from being perpetually locked in the iron cage death match that has become of our General Conference gatherings?
Three denominations who have already achieved a level of LGBTQ equality within their traditions have written letters in support of The United Methodist Church during its General Conference as they discuss LGBTQ inclusion as well.
The Bishops were requested to lead, and they did, and the General Conference voted to let them…eventually.
The “Unity until a Commission Report” by the Council of Bishops move benefits all sides and allows the middle of Methodism to guide the conversation.
This is not a radical new plan that will finally get things right and turn around the church. This is a slush fund.