In today’s show, UMNS reporter Heather Hahn gives a 144 second summary (she’s that good!) of the General Administration Committee’s struggle to find consensus on restructuring the UMC. We also hear from UMNS social media coordinator Jay Voorhees, and Annie MacNeal, a reserve delegate from the New England Conference. There’s also a nice feature on the box artist who created a mural in the convention center. Hope you enjoy the show!
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.