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Let Us Be Lifelong Learners: An Open Letter to Bishop Goodpaster

“I was there to hear your borning cry, I’ll be there when you are old. I rejoiced the day you were baptized, to see your life unfold.” These words rang through the sanctuary, as the lovely couple made their way down the aisle. Surrounded by family and friends, Jim and John exchanged vows, entering into […]

New England delegation: UMC’s identity and unity must be spiritual, not structural

Editor’s note: This essay comes from the New England Conference delegation to General Conference. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins. (Mark 2:22 The NIV) Preface  In 2012 […]