UMReporter Roundtable — Episode 008 (5/18/2016)


A bunch of MethoNerds talking about the events of the 2016 UM General Conference in Portland, OR

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Horacio M Rios

Statement of Unity read on floor of 2016 General Conference — Ann Jacob


Where are episodes 5 and 7? I finally found episode 8, but nothing listed in the “UMR-ON-THE-AIR” dropbox after #6.

Jay Voorhees, Former Executive Editor

Jon, it was a tagging error on our part. It should be fixed now.

Horacio M Rios

ISAIAH 40:30-31

Bruce Davis

I appreciate these conversations, including the good words about the Nashville bishop. Yes, he looked confused at times, but no more so than Bishop Morgan Ward earlier in the Conference. It’s a confusing process, further complicated by protests and parliamentary games playing. This has been a woeful passage all the way around.
Bruce Davis, Omaha, Nebraska . . .

Thank you for your authentic conversation. Your testimony of Bishop William T. McAlilly character is comforting. We don’t know him and just watching online, it seriously looked bias when he presided. Unfortunately, because of the serious tension among the GC, I felt that the delegate from NY was justified in asking for the Bishop to step down. I agree, what’s problematic is Roberts Rule. It feels demoralizing. The gift of Bishop (from West Ohio) was so helpful in acting in Rule #44 based on his idea of rule of ??. Anyway, thankful that we are moving forward to inclusiveness. We… Read more »
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