Holy Conversations: The WCA Podcast

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General Conference Postponement and the Launch of the Global Methodist Church

Stephanie and Bob talk with WCA President Keith Boyette about today's announcement that the UMC General Conference is postponed until 2024, and about the launch of the Global Methodist Church on May 1, 2022. Keith answers some important questions that churches and pastors may have in the wake of today's announcements (March 3, 2022). 

Send your questions about the Global Methodist Church to info@globalmethodist.org. Answers to many of the questions about today's announcements can also be found on the Global Methodist Church website.

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WCA Leaders in Eastern Europe

Bob and Stephanie interview European WCA chapter leaders Daniel Topalski from Bulgari and Gabi Kopas from Slovakia and get their perspective on Methodism in eastern Europe, the situation in the United Methodist Church, the impending launch of the Global Methodist Church, and their hopes for a new Methodist movement in the wide-open mission field they serve. 

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A Conversation with Simon Mafunda - WCA Africa Coordinator

Simon Mafunda is the new Africa Coordinator for the Wesleyan Covenant Association, working with Methodists across the continent as they consider the future of the United Methodist Church and the emerging Global Methodist Church. Bob and Stephanie talk with Simon about the history of Methodism in Africa, what's happening with the Africa Initiative, and an African response to the initiative of the WCA and partners to offer opportunities for Central Conference delegates to get vaccinated in anticipation of the 2022 General Conference. 

Learn more about the Wesleyan Covenant Association and the Global Methodist Church

Contact Simon Mafunda with your questions about the WCA and Africa: smafunda@wesleyancovenant.org

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Year-End Mailbag with Keith Boyette

In this final episode of 2021, WCA President Keith Boyette answers questions about the status of the UMC General Conference, the status of the Protocol for Reconciliation and Grace Through Separation, and the launch of the Global Methodist Church. These are important pieces of information that we encourage you to share widely. 

And with this episode, we close Season 2 of the podcast. We wish you all a blessed Christmas season and we look forward to being back with Season 3 in January of 2022! 

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The WCA Task Force on Sexual Holiness, Wholeness, and Brokenness

Debra Baty, chair of the task force, talks with Bob and Stephanie about the team's report and recommendations for the emerging Global Methodist Church in helping people to experience wholeness and healing, along with the beauty of the biblical vision for human sexuality, in a world dominated by the ideology of the sexual revolution. 

Read the Task Force report. Watch the WCA website for information about listening sessions on the report coming in November and December of 2021.

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Jesus the Stranger with Dr. Ken Collins

Bob and Stephanie chat with Dr. Ken Collins, Professor of Historical Theology and Wesley Studies at Asbury Seminary, on his new book Jesus the Stranger: The Man from Galilee and the Light of the World. It's a unique look at the life of Jesus through the lens of "otherness" and suffering and offers some real hope and instruction for those who follow Jesus, especially in times when they are seen as "strangers" to the rest of the world. 

Get your copy of Jesus the Stranger from Seedbed or wherever fine books are sold.

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Live from the New Room Conference: Updates with WCA VP Walter Fenton

Bob caught up with WCA Vice President Walter Fenton at the New Room Conference, who offers us some updates on what's happening with the WCA and the UMC. 

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SPECIAL EPISODE - Live from New Room: A Conversation with Young Clergy

Bob Kaylor took his digital recorder to the New Room Conference in Tennessee last week and took some time to chat with three young pastors about their hopes and dreams for the Global Methodist Church. You will be blessed by their enthusiasm, wisdom, and thoughtfulness as they discuss what it's like to be coming into ministry at such a time as this. Special thanks to Samantha Corbin, Hunter Bethea, and Ben Heubner for taking the time to speak with us! 

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Q&A with the WCA’s new VP of Clergy and Church Relations Angela Pleasants

Bob and Stephanie interview the WCA's new Vice President of Clergy and Church Relations, Rev. Angela Pleasants. Angela talks about her new role on the WCA staff and offers answers to some frequently asked questions from clergy and churches preparing for the transition to the Global Methodist Church. 

Contact Angela at apleasants@wesleyancovenant.org

Send your questions and comments about the podcast to podcast@wesleyancovenant.org and follow us on Twitter @WCAPod. For more information about the Wesleyan Covenant Association check out our website. 

Evangelicals in the British Methodist Church with David Hull

In June of 2021, the Methodist Church in the UK voted to allow same-sex marriages and adopted other sweeping changes in the area of marriage and human sexuality. In this episode Rev. Dr. David Hull, President of Methodist Evangelicals Together, an evangelical renewal group in the Methodist Church, describes the impact of the decision on the "mother Church" of Methodism and how evangelicals in Great Britain are responding. He provides insight and encouragement for Methodists around the world to continue to "spread Scriptural holiness across the land" as some churches and cultures move away from orthodox Christian faith and teaching. 

Visit the Methodist Evangelicals Together website.

David references Carl Trueman's book The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self

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