Here are the full texts of the addresses given at the 2009 Methodist Conference last week. They seemed to go down well, though I must admit, number one in particular was difficult to prepare and deliver. Indeed, in the run up to the event I was keenly aware of the need for courage to speak these words, and unsure as to whether I had sufficient.
My fear, I think, to do with whether or not I could speak adequately to the situation. But I also wondered whether there would be a hearing for them. To the credit of Conference, I think there was.