Last night as a part of the “Critical Decisions” session of GC2012, the Rev. Adam Hamilton, pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection and a member of the Interim Operations Team, led a report to the General Conference on the state of the church and their proposals for church restructuring. During that presentation, Twitter was alight with questions and concerns, many voiced by young clergy and laity. In response to that commentary, Rev. Hamilton called for a meeting of young clergy to address their concerns:
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Enforced COVID-19 isolation recalls days in prison
The Rev. Thomas Kim reflects on how the enforced isolation recalls his time in prison. While that isolation is hard to take, he writes that it is nearly impossible to take the racism and xenophobia aimed at Asian Americans.
God’s role in times of crisis
Humanity has never found a good explanation for why there is suffering in the world. Why do so many seem to accept that bad answers are better than no answers?