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Don’t blame bishops for General Conference ‘fiasco’

By William H. Willimon, Special Contributor… General Conference in Tampa made history as the most expensive ($1,500 per minute!), least productive, most fatuous assemblage in the history of Methodism. Sunday evening’s “A Celebration of Ministry” fiasco was a metaphor for our nearly two weeks at church expense: four hours of belabored supplication by the General […]

Willimon’s latest may help ordained leaders, but won’t reach others

Bishop: The Art of Questioning Authority by an Authority in Question William H. Willimon Abingdon Press, 2012 Paperback, 200 pages It should come as no surprise to those familiar with Bishop William H. Willimon that his latest book is one filled with both passion and contradictions. One of the most prolific United Methodist writers of […]

Response #2 to Bishop Willimon

By We Hyun Chang, Special Contributor … Dear Bishop Willimon, Grace and peace to you in the name and spirit of the risen Christ! I read your article in the United Methodist Reporter: “GC 2012 and church by committee.” I appreciate that you shared your thoughts and reflections about GC 2012 with honesty and passion. However, […]