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 11 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 12 days ago

Trivia

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 12 days ago

Notable Quotes


     "The world watched you protest the speaker you never should have had. We cheered as we saw so many of you refuse to acquiesce in the face of threats and calls for complicity. Your actions fit within a long tradition of Black people fighting back against those who attack our institutions and our very lives with their anti-Black policies and anglo-normative practices. Betsy DeVos’ commitment to dismantling public education and her egregious framing of historically Black colleges and universities as 'pioneers' in school choice are just two examples of why she should never have been invited to speak at an event celebrating Black excellence.  ...  You represent the best of Mother Mary McLeod Bethune who took the little she had and built an institution that remains committed to bringing out the best in us."

     From an open letter to graduates of United Methodist-related Bethune-Cookman University penned by 215 Black professors congratulating them on protesting the commencement appearance of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. 


   

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