Current calls to “close” the highest doctrine-making body of the United Methodist Church are being made by persons of privilege who are ignoring what it means to put the abused in the same room with the abuser…alone.
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There’s several official resources out that offer some content and starters for clergy and congregations who are choosing to preach or teach or organize on an upcoming Sunday on the topic of Ferguson and the killing of Mike Brown. First, the General Board of Discipleship has released a document “Preaching about the Shooting of Michael Brown” that offers […]
The Global Young People’s Convocation and Legislative Assembly (GYPCLA for you Methodist nerds) is an every-four-years gathering of young adults (clergy and laity) from United Methodist regions across the world. It was recently held last month in the Philippines during a hurricane. From reading stories and having conversations with folks who went, it seems to have been a […]
It took only 13 years for the word “encyclopedia” to mean “Wikipedia” and the values of Wikipedia (openness and equality) to become the values of the entire Internet itself. Can it take only 13 years for the word “Church” to no longer refer to places of exclusion and harm, but instead refer to people of inclusion and grace?