Bishop William Boyd Grove has been a busy man since January. He’s the resident bishop for the West Virginia Annual Conference, a role he stepped into after Bishop Earnest S. Lyght retired on December 31, 2011. This week at General Conference, he’s also sitting in several plenary sessions as an “advising” bishop. He explains that role in this audio clip, and talks about the motion to refer Plan UMC that just failed in morning plenary.
Commentary: Evaluating the GC2019 organizational plan
A reserve lay delegate praises some of the organizational plan for the special General Conference 2019, but raises concerns about other points, including selection of committee officers.
Commentary: Should be hard to leave denomination
A church leadership scholar argues making it too easy for churches leaving the denomination removes the impetus to stay with the struggle and undermines the historical goal of unity among Christians.
Commentary: Officially or unofficially, church will separate
No matter how much we value our shared heritage, the Rev. Thomas E. Bowsher believes The United Methodist Church is already divided and cannot be reconciled.