Christian Ethics in Volatile Times



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In his article, "Christian Ethics in Volatile Times," Rev. Stephens commends Maxie Dunnam for being able “to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves." While Rev. Dunnam may have championed racial justice, he is certainly not on the side of inclusion for the LGBTQ community. Please view for his video opposing a 2008 amendment put forth by general conference. This amendment would have included everyone in the life of the church. Rev. Dunnam encourages Methodists to vote against the amendment because it would allow homosexuals to become members, and it would remove a pastor's authority to deny membership on the grounds of sexual orientation. Unfortunately, the UMC did not ratify the proposed amendment.

Tony Hoefner 63 days ago

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Brian McLaren"All of us, especially people of faith, need to proclaim that white supremacy and white privilege and all other forms of racism and injustice must indeed be replaced with something better – the beloved community where all are welcome, all are safe, and all are free. White supremacist and Nazi dreams of apartheid must be replaced with a better dream – people of all tribes, races, creeds, and nations learning to live in peace, mutual respect, and neighborliness. Such a better world is possible, but only if we set our hearts on realizing the possibility."

– Brian McLaren, writing in "What I Saw in Charlottesville" on the Auburn Seminary website.

"The idea of racial (or most any other) supremacy is antithetical to that Gospel. We should remember that Jesus himself grasped for no superiority, no rank, but instead made himself a servant, giving himself in love. What we saw in Charlottesville was therefore a kind of anti-gospel, something that must be resisted, yes–but more, something that must be overcome."

– Dr. Craig Hill, dean of United Methodist-related Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, on Facebook.

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