June 6, 2012
Don't Blame Bishops for Methodist Fiasco
Bill Willimon, United Methodist Reporter
General Conference in Tampa made history as the most expensive ($1,500 per minute!), least productive, most fatuous assemblage in the history of Methodism. Sunday evening’s “A Celebration of Ministry” fiasco was a metaphor for our nearly two weeks at church expense: four hours of belabored supplication by the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women, five Ethnic National Plans, Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century, United Methodist Men, Girl Scouts, Africa University and a number of other agencies I can’t remember.
A subtheme of that long night: even though we can’t cite specific fruit, please don’t force us to change or to expend less on ourselves.
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