Annual Conference Haikus

We are a very fidgety species.  Alongside listening and participating in Conference business, fellow delegates were also seen knitting, playing on their iPads and sleeping.  I took to writing haikus of the day’s proceedings.  Here are a few: Popularity How God chooses the people– Kinda like high school The right direction May lead us to destruction And toward Jesus Dining hall at lunch Long line, … Continue reading Annual Conference Haikus

Winning and Losing at Annual Conference

My opposition to a proposed measure extending the West Virginia Annual Conference‘s quadrennial focus on evangelism garnered a few atta-boys, which was really nice.  The measure also passed by a score of everybody else-to-about 6.  I have never garnered the courage to speak on the floor of the Annual Conference session.  I had a good argument chiseled out in my brain.  I walked into the … Continue reading Winning and Losing at Annual Conference

Evangelism: Why I’m Voting ‘No’

A Proposed Resolution at the 2011 session of the West Virginia Annual Conference (#wvac2011) seeks to renew our current quadrennial focus on Evangelism.  The proposed resolution is entitled “Making Disciples Who Make Disciples” to be the 2012-2016 Quadrennial Focus.  I will be voting no on this measure for several reasons. The Church exists to serve others. My main objection to the Resolution is its self-centeredness.  … Continue reading Evangelism: Why I’m Voting ‘No’