United Methodist Pastor, District Superintendent, Conference Executive for over sixty years. Book of Discipline and General Conference experience. Also provider of information regarding the sacred days of the great world religions. Experience in working with many world religions and in business at Mall of America.
Author of a widely used interfaith calendar - www.interfaithcalendar.org
Over fifty years of experience in the field of religion with a primary focus on Christianity and including experience with people of world religions.
Mall Area Religious Council
United Methodist Church as ordained clergyperson
Bloomington Community Foundation
Portable Guide to World Religions 2007
Hamline University, St. Paul, MN Drew University School of Theology, Madison NJ
I have experience on all levels of United Methodist Church organizational and pastoral work. Responsing to questions renews my knowledge level. There is growing curiosity about world religions. I believe that accurate information can combat unfortunate stereotypes and will open dialogue between people of great world religions.
I wish to gather knowledge on what it is that people want to know about the United Methodist Church in particular, Christianity in general, and World Religions. \
The basic rules and procedures of the church are entirely revised every four years at a General Conference. The moon and the sun are basic to religion calendars. Each religion deals with these familiar objects in a unique manner - and have done so for thousands of years.
Does it just confuse people to know about religions other than their own? Will people inevitably just argue or is mutual understanding possible?
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|Renee||04/08/16||10||10||10||Thank you I will contact our supervisor .....|
|Davide||02/08/16||10||10||10||I heartily thank you for yout answer!|
Renee: Sorry to be slow on this. There are many difficult things going on at your church and they sound fairly urgent. I am glad you are pressing for answers. I am not actually present so can only offer
David: This precise issue is not addressed in Paragraph 258.1 of the 2012-2016 Book of Discipline of the UMC. 258.1 c) states that the pastor is to be the chairperson. In my experience the chairperson
Erica: A pastor is not a member of a congregation. The pastor is a member of the Annual Conference. I am sorry to hear of the inept leadership of Pastor, DS and Bishop. Thanks for getting back to me
Larry: In my opinion, the church council can over ride a trustees decision since the Trustees are amenable to the Council which is answerable to the Charge Conference. See paragraph 252 of the 2012 Book
Erica: Your request is among the more difficult that I have received. Here is what I suggest. 1. Document everything. Your outline above is a step. Name names and note dates. Have copies of letters and