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2012 election made statement for inclusivity

By Gilbert Caldwell, Special Contributor… The Nov. 6 election expressed how we in the United States intend “to live our lives together.” I use this language because in the Episcopal Greetings in the Book of Discipline it is said, “This is the most current statement of how United Methodists agree to live their lives together.” […]

Bledsoe episode calls us to talk about race, racism

By Gilbert H. Caldwell, Special Contributor… As I read the Reporter article titled “Kind words, hugs and pain at event for Bishop Bledsoe,” I had two immediate reactions: First, I was deeply moved at the expressions of love and appreciation at this North Texas Conference farewell reception for Bishop Earl Bledsoe, who was involuntarily retired. […]