A Conservative-Liberal/Liberal-Conservative United Methodism (Your Mind Just Exploded)

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Conservative-Liberal

Legislation (at least in the way we practice it), nullifies the possibility for the lofty and faithful thoughts of the author re. Methodism as the middle way, love as the measure of all things and the catholic spirit as our foundation. These principles cannot live in an environment predicated on winners-losers and rule of the majority.

The use of the word love at the moment of destroying what is precious to our sister or brother does not create its reality, it only reinforces our illusions.

Jorge Lockward more than 4 years ago

Conservative-liberal UM

The Confessing Movement stated goal is to save United Methodism from the liberal heresy of theological reflection and historical biblical criticism.Obviously, this means that we must save the country from Obama socialism and Republican solutions are the way. Questions?

Fred Reese more than 4 years ago

Conservative-Liberal Methodist

How does the Confessing Movement's stated goal to push the Republican agenda fit in the conservative/liberal discussion?

Marilyn Davis more than 4 years ago

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