GC2012 Radio: May 1, 2012

It was a busy day. Today’s show features analysis from UMNS reporter Kathy Gilbert and UMR managing editor, Sam Hodges. Kathy talked with me about her morning, which was spent covering what might be the story of the day: the end of job guarantees for elders in the United Methodist Church. Sam gives a preview of a new UMC restructure alternative, commonly called “Plan UMC.” And, Art McClanahan caught up with volunteers working to feed the hungry. Hope you enjoy the show!


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Bishops
United Methodist bishops process into the opening worship service for the 2019 special General Conference in St. Louis. The five U.S. jurisdictions have made public their episcopal supervision plans outlining where U.S. bishops will serve in this interim time before elections scheduled for next year. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

US bishops take on expanded assignments

With 11 United Methodist bishops retiring or stepping into new roles ahead of next year’s elections, all five U.S. jurisdictions will see changes in episcopal supervision in the interim.
Local Church
The Rev. Olu Brown. Photo courtesy of the author.

Embrace your ‘next’ as part of God’s plan

As he planned retirement from local church ministry, the Rev. Olu Brown envisioned a new philosophy of normalizing “next” and living life to the fullest.
Racism
Bishop Karen Oliveto. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Pastoring while Black

Backlash against homeless ministry in Denver shows hostility faced by pastors of color.