So we steady the course in prayer, real heart prayers. For all our delegates, for those trying to stage and manipulate on both sides of the debates, for those watching on in what feels helpless anticipation, and the world ready to judge either outcome. Pray for God to speak and show up with boldness and clarity. Pray for Jesus to offer the power of salvation for sinners. Pray for the Holy Spirit to be our power and guide and not Robert’s Rules and procedures of politics. Lord make it so! Amen. … Read More Watch the paint dry..
The polarized assumptions are that we have one of two choices: either look back to what Jesus and John Wesley said at the start and return to our foundation or to see where the winds of the Holy Spirit are blowing in the current contexts, where our foundational principles outweigh historical limitations. There is a better way.… Read More Celebrate Schism!
It’s a big deal. The General Conference is both an executive body and an event. That makes the term contextually important. The 2016GC will be held in Portland, Oregon, May 10-20, 2016. Every four years the official decision and policy-making body of the United Methodist Church gathers delegates that represent the global denomination to worship,… Read More General Conference 2016: In this corner..