If Traditionalists think they are going to solve the problem by splitting in this way, they’re not. They will bring the “problem” with them wherever they go.
Archives for June 2014
There’s no way to change the Prime Directive, whereas in mainline churches the doctrine can eventually reflect the needs of the many. Covenant, like treason, then becomes a matter of dates.
What if I told you there was a way to restructure into a more just United Methodist Church…and it was possible within our current polity? A guest post.
If knowledge has a half-life over time, we get more out of the Bible by treating it more as a tome of knowledge like Wikipedia and less as a tomb of knowledge like Encyclopædia Britannica.
Despite their differences in doctrine and biblical interpretation, the young clergy of Oklahoma desire unity and reject the values of the Schismatic 80.
When it comes to church governance, we have a conflict between our systems theory and our theology that leads to a troubled ecclesiology.
Several LGBT voices responded to a request for their response to Hamilton/Slaughter’s ‘A Way Forward’ proposal for unity within the United Methodist Church. Here’s a few more:
1000 blog posts on Hacking Christianity! Pardon the short retrospective.
Since schism and unity conversations revolve around LGBT inclusion, it’s important that their voices are heard instead of the usual straight white men (like this blogger!). The following are quotes and posts from LGBT persons reflecting on this topic.
Does your evangelism method include care and concern for the environment? How would an ecologically-minded person receive it? Take a read of one failed attempt and how to make all our outreach better.