Martha and Mary: Models of Change for the UMC

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Getting on the Balcony...

Part of what many of us who have been critical of CTA have been raising are the questions that our leaders failed to ask. In essence, they only addressed 1/2 of the issue of church vitality, examining why churches are vital but never fully attempting to answer the question of why they aren't. Likewise, there is very little attempt to look at the common shared values, which Heifetz sees as crucial for adaptive leadership. Focusing on practices without consider values ultimately leads to a disconnect that may be doomed to fail.

Jay Voorhees more than 5 years ago

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“The idea that moral hypocrisy hurts you among evangelical voters is not true, if you’re sound on all of the fundamentals. Being sound on the fundamentals depends on what the evangelical community has decided the fundamentals have become. At this time, what is fundamental is hating liberals, hating Obama, hating abortion and hating same-sex marriage.

– Wayne Flynt, an ordained Baptist minister and one of Alabama’s pre-eminent historians, quoted in a New York Times article, "For Alabama Christians, Governor Bentley's Downfall Is a Bitter Blow."

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