Commentary: Can being “global” really work?

I’m beginning to wonder if the task before 864 delegates of General Conference is simply impossible. What I mean is that it may not be physically possible to sift through more than a thousand petitions in ten days. What makes it exponentially more difficult than ever before is the growing global nature of our church. […]

GC Shorts — The “Love Alike” Plan

Chris Ritter explains how his “Love Alike” Plan would help the UMC navigate its deadlock over LGBT issues. Wes Magruder

GC Shorts — The Commission on Snacks

A moment of snack food levity with the Rev. Dr. Andy Stoker from FUMC Dallas. Wes Magruder

GC Shorts: Talking About the Call

Hanging out with Tyrus Sturgis of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. Wes Magruder

GC Shorts — Praying with Beads

Every delegate to General Conference was presented with Protestant prayer beads. Learn how to pray with them with the help of Joyce Estes from the Prayer Room.

GC Shorts: The Rule of Love

Erin Hawkins, General Secretary of the General Commission on Religion and Race, sets the tone for the conference with an inspiring invitation to authentic engagement.

GC Shorts — An Unusual Ordination

Before General Conference 2016 began, Susan Laurie was ordained by allies and friends of the Love Your Neighbor Coalition.