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Uncertain about the future, but continue to live faithfully

Uncertain about the future, but continue to live faithfully
- May 19, 2016

The second week of the General Conference has been long, confusing, and filled with uncertainty; and it is this uncertainty that I want to focus on today. As we progress through our work, there is a feeling of looming uncertainty of the future of the Church.


Unity versus uniformity at General Conference
- May 17, 2016

There is one word which seems to be uttered more than any other word at the 2016 General Conference gathering. That word is unity. Unity. Unity within the Council of Bishops. Unity within the UMC.


What does tomorrow hold?
- May 16, 2016

How do we move forward with candidates who identify as LGBTQI? How do we move forward as colleagues come out as LGBTQI? How do we move forward as colleagues conduct wedding ceremonies for same-gendered couples?


Experiencing holy conferencing at its best
- May 12, 2016

Let me tell you about the hope and happiness I found today. Today I participated in the best holy conferencing and discernment I have been a part of in 20 years of Methodist Conferences.


General Conference a time for relationships

General Conference a time for relationships
- May 11, 2016

Today was a time for relationship. As people settled in, new relationships were formed, old relationships remembered, and friendship strengthened.