Oh, those Cokesbury tables! They do tempt us all. I’m a little excited because I may purchase a stole for the first time–you know, being ordained and all. Share this with your favorite United Methodist pastor. Stay blessed…john
How cliché is it to bring up the few who don’t like to give up their pew? Very. That is until it happens to you.
I thought it was a big deal a few years when I served in the North Texas Annual Conference. They realigned the conference to change the number of districts and, presumably, create opportunities for more faithful ministry within the local churches. That was the selling point. As an outsider, I didn’t get too involved in the discussions, but remember much of the debate. As such, don’t take this to mean a whole lot. I felt…..