The Real Foundations of the Wesleyan Covenant Association

Catering to Culture Part 5: Being What They Claim to Hate

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Contributing to conflict

There has been enough conflict already generated within the church. It seems that we United Methodists cannot resist trying to have the last word regarding existing issues. Continuing to produce counter arguments or responses only contributes to the divisions that exist. It is okay for us to disagree with one another but can we not do so with grace and Christian love?

Dr. John E. Stumbo 33 days ago

Why demonize each other?

Mr. Smith, why is it necessary to demonize the WCA? Likewise, the WCA may demonize you and your side. What does this rhetoric accomplish other than make yourself and like minded people feel better about themselves? Does this do anything to bridge the gap in attempting to remain United? No, it doesn't. We can all point out flaws in each other and ourselves. The UMC should separate. They should go their separate ways amicably and without ill will toward each other. You seem to have lots of ill will toward the WCA. It's truly sad.

Sarah 38 days ago

Let us consider...

What is the reason for the WCA to exist at all? From their website it is apparent it exists for one reason only: to organize right-wing elements in the church into a surreptitious paper organization to foment extremism and serve as a shadow denomination should they continue losing their grip on the UMC and thereby be in place as a real denomination the moment they decide to exit. You don't have to be a detective to see that handwriting on the wall. Smith doesn't demonize this faction; he merely calls it what it is.

George Nixon Shuler 35 days ago

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Bishop Laurie Haller delivers the Episcopal Address at the 2017 session of the Iowa Annual Conference.“Are you modeling the love of Christ to everyone who walks through the doors of your churches? What are you doing outside your buildings for the people most in need in your communities, the state of Iowa, and this world? Are all of your many activities making a difference? Where’s your runway?”

– Bishop Laurie Haller in her first episcopal address to the Iowa Annual Conference.

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