Sometimes, Distraction Is a Choice

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com Over and over as the chasm between conservative, centrist, and progressive factions within the United Methodist Church has been growing, the word that keeps being thrown around over and over is: "Distraction." On both sides of the theological aisle, churches have left with "the distraction of the continued debate … Continue reading Sometimes, Distraction Is a Choice

Being One is Not Being the Borg

"Being one does not mean that we all think alike." Bishop James Swanson on "The Power That Makes Us One." Last week, Bishop Swanson - the resident bishop of the Mississippi Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church - was in my district where he met with the pastors followed by preaching at a district-wide … Continue reading Being One is Not Being the Borg

General Conference is Here

The lead up to the specially called session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church has been fierce. I have recorded my thoughts here several times on the various plans, Judicial Council decisions, and the actions of organizations like the Wesleyan Covenant Association (and even gotten more than one "talking to" about it). … Continue reading General Conference is Here

My Thoughts on #WCAMEMPHIS (So Far)

It’s been no secret that I have been skeptical of the Wesleyan Covenant Association. Specifically, I have been skeptical of the true motives of the organization. My fear is that this group would exist in order to bring about the divorce of the United Methodist Church. In other words, that WCA would be the groundwork … Continue reading My Thoughts on #WCAMEMPHIS (So Far)