As Goes Mississippi, So Goes the UMC

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Adhering to the Discipline

Interesting that you are promoting adherence to the Disciple when disobedience to the Discipline and to the Word of God is what started this whole mess!

Jeff Lucas 96 days ago

Remove Those Who Do Harm

As you wrote in another article, "One way of handling injustice is to advocate removal of the people who use the system to harm others. While not often as dramatic as assassinating Hitler, Christians are called to make sure the system works the best it can and to take the system away from people who use it to cause harm." I submit that your hopes/recommendations in this article cause "significant harm"!!!!

William Dunkin 96 days ago

Notable Quotes


"Harsh and direct disagreement places thought under pressure. That’s its point. Pressure can be intellectually productive: being forced to look closely at arguments against a beloved position helps those who hold it to burnish and buttress it as often as it moves them to abandon it. But pressure also causes pain and fear; and when those under pressure find these things difficult to bear, they’ll sometimes use any means possible to make the pressure and the pain go away. They feel unsafe, threatened, put upon, and so they react by deploying the soft violence of the law or the harder violence of the aggressive and speech-denying protest. Both moves are common enough in our élite universities now, as is their support by the powers that be. Tolerance for intellectual pain is less than it was. So is tolerance for argument."

– Paul Griffiths, former professor of Catholic theology at United Methodist-related Duke University Divinity School, in an article for Commonweal magazine on why he resigned over a recent conflict with a colleague related to racism training.


   

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