You know people are worn out by arguing when they start talking about separation.
I’ve seen this quite a bit in recent years. Before we get too enamored of such thoughts, we might want to engage in some serious conversation about how hard and messy it would be. I can only begin to imagine the complexities of it all.
For instance, I’ve heard more than once that the Western Jurisdiction could not afford to pay its own bishops if it did not have subsidy from other parts of the church. I don’t know where the data is that proves that, but if true, it makes me wonder how many other parts of the church depend on subsidies from other parts to keep up their ministry and financial obligations.
It gets much, much messier if we start looking at conferences and local congregations.
Before we start dreaming about how peaceful life would be after a separation, let’s make sure our eyes are wide open.