The West leads the rest of The UMC by opening the episcopacy to ethnic minorities long before other jurisdictions.
Is the new organization a mere reaction to a General Conference that should have gone 100% Traditionalists’ way, or a gathering coalition marching towards schism? Context matters–and history indeed repeats itself.
The election of an openly lesbian Bishop in The United Methodist Church is a necessary step to a fully inclusive UMC.
An image in Harry Potter gives a lens to view how schismatic powers are so close to victory in United Methodism and may get their final component to their plan this week…maybe even today.