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 183 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 183 days ago

Notable Quotes


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.


"I heard growing up that the best way to expose a dirty glass is put a clean glass next to it. Faith leaders must stand up and show a dignified, nonviolent way. ... We’ve got to come off our pulpits and out of our cathedrals and save the soul of this nation."

– The Rev. Al Sharpton on his coming "Thousand Ministers March" for justice, interviewed by Adelle Banks of Religion News Service.

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