Easter 3 - Year B
The postings this week have been interrupted with preparation and travel to the 2012 General Conference of the United Methodist Church in Tampa, Florida. Given the energy expenditure at this international gathering to legislate the "method" of this denomination for the next 4 years, there may be additional outages over the next two weeks.
It is often in the interruptions of life that life pokes its head a bit further out of its hiddenness. So, relish these interruptions and what comes out of silence to you.
Practically, I am specifically at General Conference as an advocate for the dismantling of 40 years of discrimination against the GLBTIQ community. The UMC has falsely said, "Homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching." Apparently the UMC has a limited understanding of teaching—the literal interpretation of a smattering of scripture passages without their context.
If you are interested in following this General Conference through a bit of my eyes, you can go to LoveOnTrial.org. While there you can help support Rev. Amy DeLong and her witness at General Conference by going to the "Donate" page.
Time to get back to some late-minute preparations.