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WCA Global Gathering 2022: Keith Boyette

Outgoing WCA President Keith Boyette addressed the 2022 Global Gathering as he transitions to become the new Transitional Connectional Coordinating Officer of the Global Methodist Church. Keith describes the new mission of the Wesleyan Covenant Association during this time of transition and offers encouragement for those who will continue to contend for the faith and faithfulness of the Church. 

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WCA Global Gathering 2022: Erik Grayson

Erik Grayson, Senior Pastor of Aldersgate UMC in North Charleston, SC, and leader of the WCA's task force on Ministry with Marginalized People, addressed the 2022 Global Gathering on the how to navigate the wilderness of exile and why the journey is worth it. 

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WCA Global Gathering 2022: Stephanie Greenwald

Listen to Stephanie Greenwald's address at the 2022 Global Gathering and stay tuned afterward for Bob's interview with his Holy Conversations co-host and her admonition that "if you wanted normal, you should have stayed an unbeliever." 

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WCA Global Gathering 2022: Angela Pleasants

Listen to Angela Pleasants as she addressed the WCA Global Gathering on May 7, 2022, and stay tuned as Bob Kaylor interviews her on what it means to "let the redeemed of the Lord say so." 

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WCA Global Gathering 2022: Rob Renfroe

Listen to Rob Renfroe's address from the 2022 Global Gathering "More Than Conquerers" and then stay tuned as Bob Kaylor interviews Rob on faith not being a "puny thing." 

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Voices from the 2022 WCA Global Gathering

Hosts Bob Kaylor and Stephanie Greenwald sat down with a variety of church leaders who attended the WCA Global Legislative Assembly and Global Gathering May 6-7, 2022 in Indianapolis, including: 

Jay Therrell - The new President of the Wesleyan Covenant Association

Tom Junk from the Oklahoma Conference

Richard Thompson from Cal-Nevada Conference and Ted Smith from Cal-Pac Conference

Kent Millard from United Theological Seminary

Chuck Savage from North Georgia Conference

Jessica LaGrone from Asbury Theological Seminary

Keith McIlwain from Western Pennsylvania Conference

Jeff Greenway from West Ohio Conference

Each leader gives us his or her take on what's happening in their corner of Methodism and their thoughts on the future of the Global Methodist Church. 

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WCA Global Gathering: A Conversation with International WCA Leaders

In this first of a series of episodes recorded at the WCA Global Gathering in Indianapolis, Bob Kaylor sits down with Forbes Matonga from Zimbabwe, Jonathan Razon from the Philippines, and Kimba Evariste from the Congo to discuss what's happening with the United Methodist Church, the General Conference, and the launch of the Global Methodist Church. 

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Pensions and Pathways into the Global Methodist Church with Keith Boyette

Bob sat down with Keith Boyette to talk through pension issues, the disaffiliation process, and the next steps for churches and clergy who want to join the Global Methodist Church. Keith also provides information on some new resources available for those who want to learn more and share with others about the Global Methodist Church, as well as giving us a preview of the upcoming WCA Global Legislative Assembly and Global Gathering. 

Links to some important information about pensions from Wespath: 

Links to new resources for talking about the Global Methodist Church

Learn about the WCA Global Gathering, "More Than Conquerers," and register today! 

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The Significance of Christian Marriage with Dr. Warren Smith

In an essay in The Next Methodism, Warren Smith, Professor of Historical Theology at Duke Divinity School makes the case that Christian marriage is a unique type of spiritual friendship in which husband and wife "encourage and challenge one another in the way of holiness." Bob and Stephanie talk with Warren about the importance of defining marriage and singleness within the biblical framework of baptism, sanctification, and resurrection, and discuss how a grounded theological understanding of sex and marriage can inform the theology and practice of the next Methodism. This is an important discussion for traditional Methodists who want to focus on what we're "for" when it comes to talking about sex and marriage. 

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Learn more about the Wesleyan Covenant Association and about our upcoming Global Gathering on our website at wesleyancovenant.org

 

The Next Methodism with Ryan Danker

Ryan Danker joins the show to talk about The Next Methodism project, a movement among traditional Methodist scholars to bring their best thinking to the Church. Scholars met in Washington, DC, in January to craft a series of documents focusing on the next Methodism and many contributed to a book edited by Ryan and by Ken Collins titled The Next Methodism: Theological, Social, and Missional Foundations for Global Methodism, which is published by Seedbed. In this episode we discuss some of the key theological commitments for the new Methodism, we remember the legacy of Billy Abraham, and we review some of the highlights of the book and project. 

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