Music

Methodist Despair Playlist: Part 3 (explicit)

This is the final part of my Methodist Despair playlist. Today I pull out Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson and Lily Allen. I earned that "explicit" tag. Be warned. "I'm Not That Guy" from Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson When you have no one to show you what to do How do you find your way? When your country doesn't… Continue reading Methodist Despair Playlist: Part 3 (explicit)

Music

Methodist Despair Playlist: Part 2 (explicit)

I'm back with more sad songs. For context, I am forgoing food this morning, filling my stomach instead with boiling hot caramel tea - doctor's orders. Let that guide your reading experience. "Make Them Hear You" from Ragtime Go out and tell our story Let it echo far and wide Make them hear you Make them… Continue reading Methodist Despair Playlist: Part 2 (explicit)

Music

Methodist Despair Playlist: Part 1 (explicit)

After the UMC vote in February, I turned to a classic coping mechanism. That's right: I made a Spotify playlist. You can listen to it, if you want. I titled it Methodist Despair. My feelings about the vote were complex and sometimes explicit. I didn't know what else to do, so I turned to music… Continue reading Methodist Despair Playlist: Part 1 (explicit)

Real Life

Aftermath of the Methodist vote

Last month, Methodists voted against LGBTQIA+ inclusion. As a result, Conservative Methodists - including the Wesleyan Congregational Assembly and delegates from Africa - took control of roughly 77% of the English alphabet. In response, affirming denominations claimed custody of the letters L, G, B, T, Q, I, and A. Conservative Methodists struggle to make use… Continue reading Aftermath of the Methodist vote