I know I said I didn’t intend to re-post from this blog to this one. Forgive me for not honoring my word. While this issue is related to my Tribe, perhaps it would apply in other places where there is an impasse….
We are a little over 3 months from what many consider to be a historic General Conference. Its purpose is to respond to the Commission on a Way Forward’s Report, and any other petition “in harmony” with the stated purpose of this Special Session. Harmony, now here’s an out-of-place word used in the context of the United Methodist Church. Our Tribe has been everything, but “in harmony” for decades. This lack of “harmony” may very well account for our steady decline.
On May 18, 2016, the majority of the Council of Bishops managed to “guide” that General Conference into accepting this notion of forming a Commission (fancy name for Committee–well, that certainly sounds like Methodists…) to study the issue on human sexuality. This Commission would meet and develop a report to be presented at a called special session of the General Conference that would result in Unity once and for…
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