Tripped Up by Trivia

How The United Methodist Church Majors in Minors



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Normalizing Sin

Christianity and the UMC should reach out and accept all sinners into our congregations in the hope that they will hear and receive God's word. However, the UMC should not accept, normalize or promote any sin. The Bible scriptures are quite clear on the subject of sin. As Jesus said many times (paraphasing), "stop sinning, go forth and live your life according to God's word". Re-writing the Bible scriptures or the UMC's Book of Discipline is an attempt to normalize sin. Would we do it for any other sin? No.

William Dunkin 43 days ago

Is this a joke?

Why is this topic trivia? Is this a joke to the author? The authors contributing to Insight appear completely obsessed with this topic. Could that be why the UMC is losing so many members?

Sarah 44 days ago


I am getting tired of arguments in this genre. It is the old "why are you looking behind the curtain at that when we have so many other shiny objects right here to hold your interest?"
Referring to a belief that is deeply held by so many as trivia is demeaning and insulting to those who hold that view.
Jesus did not need to interrogate his disciples. He knew their character. See John 1:47.

Kevin 44 days ago

Notable Quotes

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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