For a long time, I’ve fretted over our United Methodist denominational divisions. We suffer from competing interests. In part, they are regional, geographical and cultural, but the ones we most often discuss are theological. Those theological differences, when you
The last day of General Conference, May 2, was a doozy for ram-rodding business through the system. It always happens that people start leaving that last day, particualrly international delegates who have to start their long journeys home. As I
Well, today was the day that most of us dread: the first set of votes came up on the homosexuality issue. All potential legislation starts in one of 13 legislative committees. One of those committees is called “Church and Society.”
Most of the time we hear about the decline of United Methodism. General Conference is struggling mightily with how to deal with the growth, even if not in the United States: hence the problem. There are nearly 4 million United
Well, I’ve wimped out and gone to my hotel room, but the General Conference is still meeting in plenary session. (You can watch the proceedings video stream at umc.org.) It’s nearly 11:00 pm central time as I write this blog.