Recently Read: Sinking in the graveyard of procedural stuff

Recently ReadUMR Correspondent Christy Thomas is also posting her personal thoughts on her Patheos blog. Christy expressed her concerns about the current fixation of the General Conference on procedural issues:

The Rev. Don Underwood, at his sixth General Conference as delegate and his ninth overall, stated in a morning briefing with the North Texas Conference delegates, “We are sinking further and further into the graveyard of procedural stuff. We can’t even get to the rules.”

No joke.

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Richard F Hicks
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I recall Merton’s piece about Adolph Eichman who claimed to be following orders: . . . and the orders came down printed on papers from on high – all perfectly legal and in order. The UMC Titanic is taking on words on paper, gigabites on chips. It is time to seal the flood hatches. Those clinging to their papers/gigas must be allowed to drown behind the closed hatches. Thank you, Richard F Hicks, OKC

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