Morning plenary reactions

Three U.S. Delegates react to today’s (April 25) morning plenary session at General Conference 2012 in Tampa, Fla. Bishop Peter Weaver’s episcopal address urged delegates to seize their Christian heritage. “Too many of us have given up the Great Commission for no mission,” he said.

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The Rev. Michael Kurtz. Photo courtesy of the Western North Carolina Conference.

Loss always comes with separation, divorce

North Carolina pastor prays that separating parties in The United Methodist Church can find renewal and peace in division.
The Rev. Jay Williams. Photo by Robert Louis Kelsey.

Seeking future liberation from past oppression

Conflict in United Methodist Church is about so much more than homosexuality, writes a gay African American pastor.
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The Rev. Steve West is pastor of First United Methodist Church of Arab, Alabama. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Steve West.

Why I’m not leaving The United Methodist Church

An orthodox pastor shares eight reasons why he intends to remain in the denomination even if a separation occurs.