North Central Jurisdiction Bishops' Statement

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Spirit at work

If GC 2019 does not come up with the way forward that these bishops want will they accept that God's Spirit was at work and support whatever comes out?

Kevin 356 days ago

The College has been Shattered

The College of Bishops has been shattered nationally ever since several have chosen to clearly support WCA. So the fight will continue but the intensity will go up tempo as both sides continue to seek mans solution and not God's solution. I anticipate the current policy without the ability to leave will win the day. There doesn't appears to be a will to be fully inclusive across the Church,,,yet we are paying the price because young people have simply walked away. The Bible says a lot of things that now we find abhorrent and in some cases are illegal. We have adapted as we come to understand God's creation more fully. But this situation has become more a US political fight then a polity fight and that has sullied the discussion to the point that God has left the dialogue. Oh both sides give lip service to God, but I have yet to read or hear any Christ like conversation and this has been among the dialogue with pastors and bishops! I have just become numb to this. Make this end so I can make a decision as to where I and my family will worship.

eric pone 356 days ago


Notable Quotes   

   Retired Bishop William Willimon“Part of being in a church is to be with people that you don’t agree with and many of whom you don’t like. As a bishop, I should be the person saying, ‘I’m going to make it as hard as I can for [this division to occur].’”

– Retired Bishop Will Willimon, quoted in the Duke Chronicle, the student newspaper of UMC-related Duke University.

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