Ryan was sitting in his car when the radio told him the United Methodist Church was going to split. It was surprising, since Ryan is ordained in the United Methodist Church and had not yet heard of an impending split. What was behind the announcement and related headlines? Is the United Methodist Church, in fact, splitting?
The audio clips used in the episode were extracted from an online briefing about the Protocol of Separation. The briefing featured the architects of the protocol and the entire event can be viewed here.
Background information on how the group of architects was pulled together and other FAQs regarding the Protocol are available through United Methodist News and from the creators of the legislation that has now been submitted for consideration by the 2020 General Conference.
[Posted January 15, 2019]