General Conference marshall and page ministry

Mark Wharff, Jim Bickerton, and Harriette Cross talk about being a mashall and page at the General Conference. Mark’s attending his 9th General Conference; he coordinates the marshall and page volunteers. Jim, father of Bishop Thomas Bickerton, is a first-time marshall. Harriette is attending her fourth General Conference as a page.

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Bishop Richard Wilke. An official portrait courtesy of the Council of Bishops.

Gay daughter sent bishop back to Scriptures

The co-author of the popular Disciple Bible study writes about how learning his daughter is gay led him to examine Scriptures about homosexuality more closely.
Mission and Ministry
The Rev. Thomas Lank

Seeing ‘new face’ of Christian church in China

A joint United Methodist volunteer team from the North Central and Northeastern jurisdictions makes a journey of peace and goodwill to China.
General Church
Photo of The Rev. William B. Lawrence by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Commission on General Conference added to confusion

Closed meeting and referral decision were mistakes, writes a former president of the United Methodist Judicial Council.