Learn from Our Past

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Sounds good!

Except when I get to this sentence: "Our pastors and churches can get back to the work they were called to do." And then the realization hits me that we are not in agreement of what the work is we are called to do. The Discipline states that it is "To make disciples...". My cruising the internet listening to every voice I could find from within the United Methodist Church showed me that there is no agreement as to who are what a disciple is--everybody has their own understanding. And I can accept that that is all well and good until I realize that everything the church does should reflect what it believes about God and His creation--and there is no agreement on that either. In fact, to listen to the myriad of conflicting voices that are the United Methodist Church portrays God as being indecisive and unsure; those are not two words I cannot use to describe God.

betsy 27 days ago


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   Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove "When Jesus said, 'I have come that they might have life, and have it more abundantly' in John 10:10, he wasn’t thinking about a victory for those who have used religion to fight back against the gains of the civil rights movement. Jesus was inviting all of us to work together for the vision at the heart of that movement — a beloved community where all people created in God’s image can thrive."

– Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, writing in "The Evangelical Case Against Judge Kavanaugh" in the Sept. 3 New York Times.

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