Methodist Buzz

The buzz you’re hearing in the Methodist world is an unprecedented convergence of events, all of which center on the conjoined issues of clergy covenant and same-sex marriage.

The rush includes a retired seminary dean & president in New York state who is also an ordained elder in our connection:

A former missionary to the Philippines now serving as a pastor in Massachusetts:

A pastor under appointment in Binghamton, NY writing an open letter to his bishop:

An Annual Conference in Texas caught up in a commotion over a candidate for ordained ministry:

For background on the Texas story, check here:

And, closer to home, a provocative decision regarding wedding-ceremonies-in-church by a congregation in Winston-Salem:


Who knows what tomorrow will bring? 

Can factions that speak such different languages and see the world through such different lenses possibly stay together over the long haul?