Stop Oppressing Methodist Evangelicals!

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We can only hope...

...that this is the beginning of a movement to bring the Church into the 21st century. However, I'm not hopeful. There is little doubt the strategy to move the General Conference out of the United States was Plan B, after the plan to try to hold the 2016 GC behind closed doors. Yes, we are a global church, but let's be honest, who pays the bills, and were are the majority of the delegates from? Also, why would they pick such remote, expensive and hostile places, were it to effectively limit, if not prohibit, participation by constituent groups.

But, I suspect the more progressive side of our church has decided it might be time to take a stand for the future of the Church, rather than permit the IRD and the Good News movement to continue their control of the General Conference delegates.

BJohnM 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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