“The Holy Spirit may have brought us together to be in conversation”

Jorge Lockward (New York, USA, lay) believes that “the Holy Spirit may have brought us together to be in conversation.”  Through the painful experience of the morning discussion about the Church’s stance on homosexuality a “conversation happened that many might not chosen to have, and to have together.”

“I do not approve of what happened, but I praise God for what God will be doing with it.”

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The Rev. Edlen Cowley. Photo courtesy of Edlen Cowley.

Time for Cross and Flame to go

Symbol of The United Methodist Church is unwelcoming and even painful for many Black Americans, evoking memories of cross burnings.
The Rev. William B. Lawrence.  Photo by H. Jackson/Southern Methodist University.

When pandemic ends, confusion in church will remain

A former Judicial Council president examines constitutional issues presented by plans for the future of The United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Byron Thomas. Photo courtesy of Ben Hill United Methodist Church

Black father prepares sons for racial injustice

“I have no positive to give you,” one son says. In a commentary, the Rev. Byron Thomas calls on white fathers to teach their sons about racial injustice, too.