Commission Members Grateful to Serve, Complete Work on Final Report

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It said that Titanic's orchestra played right up until...

Reminds me of the Titanic story of how the orchestra kept playing as Titanic slipped into the sea; In the above post, all the usual religious churchy clichés describing warm fuzzies, while the irreconcilable issues remain unaddressed and unchanged… This article reports a now highly traveled group of a well-meaning 32 has completed a long dream vacation, to many lands, to meet behind CLOSED doors (as directed by their handlers) to discover nothing new, to develop no workable plan which will not put us in the same boat as we have been in for years.

We Americans, who are the backbone and financial hub of the UMC, are a free people who demand openness in our leadership. We demand it of school boards and congresses. We are suspicious, even cynical of closed doors. By contrast, UMC leadership believes closed meetings are the answer. They intend to come down the mountain with tablets inspired by the committee and endorsed (pre-ordained) by bishops, and that we the lowly members will praise the new way forward and all shall be well. Me thinks the chances of world peace are higher…

I challenge the bishops to publish the final total cost of this charade. 32 members and “staff” - Lots of planes, hotels, meals, limos, etc, have been used to circle around the world in a sinking ship.

Reese 233 days ago


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    "The Judicial Council’s work compellingly shows that our denomination is in schism and has been for some years and if we really want to heal this schism, then (dare I say it?) we have to back up and try our best to answer basic questions. What is it, actually, that unites United Methodists? ...  If doctrines do not define church, then we don’t know our identity or mission. If we don’t know our identity and mission, we will never be able to agree on what constitutes appropriate or inappropriate behavior and we will never be able to exercise meaningful accountability."

– The Rev. Steven Rankin, in a post "Judicial Council Proves We're Already in Schism"

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