No Room at the Table for Centrists

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Correction to "No Centrists"

There was an incorrect assumption in this article that the Commission on the General Conference listened to these groups in order that they would determine the conversation in 2016. This was not the purpose or the direction of these conversations (neither stated or actual) and if this is what has been reported (which I do not doubt) it is just wrong. There was much going on at the Commission meeting and reports were mixed together and confused. The article could have been written without stating this - but since it did I just want to set the record straight.

Jud Kenaston more than 2 years 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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