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A consistent vision

Dan, I agree with so much of what you say. I also believe that the Call to Action proposal is inconsistent with our Wesleyan heritage and theology. I have submitted a petition to General Conference which I believe may restore some counter-cultural sanity to our church. If we choose, the United Methodist Church could make a very positive difference in the United States and around the globe. This blog post explains my rather unusual vision for the church, and contains a link to my petitions which I believe is a step toward making this vision happen.

http://hollyboardman.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/the-choice-to-be-in-the-middle-class/

Holly Boardman more than 5 years ago

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