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#CTTalks 6: Human Sexuality


Coming in April: 
Vital Congregations: Four Strategic Directions for 2017–2020

Continuing the conversation around key topics related to General Conference 2016, The Connectional Table begins a month-long series on human sexuality as part of the #CTTalks online forum. 

Beginning March 10, each weekly video will highlight the process that led to The Connectional Table decision to propose "A Third Way" legislation, and to the statement of core values made by the Council of Bishops Task Force on Human Sexuality, Gender and Race.

This is a pressing issue for our life together as The United Methodist Church in the 21st century. Interviewees include Kennetha Bigham-Tsai, chair of The Connectional Table Legislative Writing Team, and Bishop Rosemarie Wenner, Chair of the Council of Bishops’ Task Force on Human Sexuality.

The Connectional Table invites anyone who is interested in the topic to participate via Twitter by using the hashtag #CTTalks. 


CTTalks 6, Week 1: Human Sexuality — Listening, Learning, and Leading

Kennetha Bigham-Tsai and Bishop Rosemarie Wenner discuss the process of conferencing through dialogue, prayer, and worship around the church's perceived impasse on homosexuality. View

CTTalks 6, Week 2: Working Behind the Scenes

Bishop Wenner and Rev. Bigham-Tsai share how they view their role as facilitators within the Council of Bishops and the Connectional Table in conversations regarding human sexuality during this quadrennium. View

CTTalks 6, Week 3: How Do We Handle Disagreement?

Bishop Wenner and Rev. Bigham-Tsai reflect on the importance of people feeling heard and respected as we engage in dialogue with one another. View

CTTalks 6, Week 4: Understanding The Third Way Legislation

Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai, chair of the Connectional Table's Legislative Writing Team, explains some of the specifics of the Third Way legislation being presented at General Conference 2016. View

CTTalks 6: Bonus video

This 20-minute video follows four seminary students from Duke Divinity School responding to questions about social media, Scripture, sin, humanity, and sexuality. View