Last month it was all the rage to talk about online communion (#onlinecommunion) in the United Methodist Church. Papers were written, a summit was called, twitter tweeted, and some outsiders looked on with either wonder or disgust. The end result: there were too many issues that made online communion problematic for the moment. A moratorium was […]
The wonder of Twitter is that a seemingly innocuous tweet can turn into a riot because of the lenses that folks use to twist tweets into predetermined categories. I just got back from Exploration 2013, a discernment event for young adults considering ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church. It was a terrific weekend full […]
Sorry to Non-Methodists, but this is a really inside-the-ballpark conversation. The United Methodist Church, the predecessors of which grew up during the rise of the United States of America, parallels the American government in that we have three branches: the legislative (General Conference), the judicial (Judicial Council) and the executive (the Bishops and the General […]
In September, Bishop Wallace-Padgett wrote a letter opposing Bishop Talbert’s participation in her conference. But in April, Wallace-Padgett wrote a blog post celebrating the 50 year anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” I thought that was very interesting because the content and context of that letter gives insight into today’s conflict.
#startrek #umcIn an interview with Star Trek actor and LGBT advocate George Takei, he talks a lot about politics and Star Trek. Then at the very end he describes Star Trek in an amazing way that I think gives a parallel vision to one driving concern of this blog: United Methodist Church unity in the […]