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UMReporter Roundtable — Episode 10 (May 20, 2016)

It’s the final episode of the Portland saga as our merry MethoNerds talk about the final day of the 2016 General Conference of the United Methodist Church. Today’s show is hosted by Jay Voorhees and he’s joined by Ricky Harrison, Charles Harrison, and Christy Thomas. Today’s sponsor: Central Methodist University

UMReporter Roundtable #9 (5/20/2016)

Better late than never. Charles Harrison and the normal gang talk about Thursday, May 19 at the 2016 General Conference of the UMC

In Their Own Words: Donald Reasoner

Good morning church! Enjoy a sampling of our wonderful translators as Don Reasoner (Director of Translation Services for the General Board of Global Ministries) explains what makes General Conference in 2016 so significant from a language point of view:   While we are in session the General Conference is being translated into: American Sign Language […]

Words from a Bishop: We are all holy and beloved

 Holy. Beloved. Valuable. These are the words Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball wants delegates to remember about themselves as they enter the final days of the 2016 General Conference of The United Methodist Church. “I see each person first as a child of God,” she said. “We are gifts to one another.” The bishop shared her […]

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

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

UMReporter Roundtable — Episode 7 (5/17/2016)

Laura Allen, Wes Magruder, Christy Thomas, and Jay Voorhees talk about the day’s events at the 2016 General Conference of the United Methodist Church. Today they talk about Bishop Bruce Ough’s statement of response to social media rumors about a Council of Bishops plan to split the church.

UMReporter Roundtable — Episode 006 (5/16/2016)

Laura Allen and her band of merry MethoNerds pontificate on the days happenings at the 2016 General Conference of the UMC meeting in Portland, OR Tonight’s panel: Christy Thomas, Jay Voorhes, and Ben Hanne Jay Voorhees The Rev. Jay Voorhees is the Executive Editor of The United Methodist Reporter and the Chief Creative Officer for […]

In Their Own Words: Rev. Taylor Burton-Edwards

  Every day during the lunch break at General Conference, there is a service of Holy Communion, which is presided over by one of our bishops. Following Monday’s service, I had a chance to talk with Taylor Burton-Edwards, who serves as the director of worship resources for Discipleship Ministries. He spoke about the importance of […]

In Their Own Words: Rev. Mike Tupper

Last week I talked with Rev. Mike Tupper, a UMC clergy person serving in Michigan who has been sleeping outside in a tent since November 30. Rev. Tupper is protesting the exclusionary policies of the UMC about GLBTQI persons, including his daughter. Mike officiated at his daughter’s wedding in 2014 and another same-sex marriage in […]