May 7th, 2012

how long

Further thoughts on the state of The UMC

All the wailing and gnashing of teeth over the failure, the inability, of General Conference to restructure The UMC, seems a bit over-wrought to me. I mean, don’t get me wrong. There are things I would change about The UMC if I were in charge of it, including reducing the budgets of the General Agencies and bringing the Central Conferences fully up to par with the Jurisdictional Conferences. But while I think that would do a lot of good, I am not a zealous reformer – one of those possessed by a vision as from Broceliande, in Charles Williams’s words,
. . . loquacious with a graph
or a gospel, gustily audacious over three heavens.
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