I have waited to write a blog post at the mid-point of General Conference until more was known about what came out of the first week. I find myself deeply saddened, with words in short supply.
For the past several years, I have wondered what General Conference would do with respect to our three institutional identifiers: United, Methodist, and Church. Each of these has been under scrutiny in one way or another in the years leading up to GC 2016.
But now, with recommendations forthcoming which are devoid of even the milk of human kindness, I am now wondering what General Conference will do with the word ‘Christian.’
Lord, have mercy! Christ, have mercy!