Where Do We Find God's Spirit in Our System?

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discerning the movement of God

Do we as United Methodists really believe that God will reveal Himself in our day? It does seem as if we are beginning to understand that we cannot rely on old methods. But will we be content to simply find new methods and then sit back and see if they will work? Or, will we commit to the work of seeking God and expecting to hear God regarding His work and how He wants to do it through us today?

Stephen Moorey more than 5 years ago

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"Harsh and direct disagreement places thought under pressure. That’s its point. Pressure can be intellectually productive: being forced to look closely at arguments against a beloved position helps those who hold it to burnish and buttress it as often as it moves them to abandon it. But pressure also causes pain and fear; and when those under pressure find these things difficult to bear, they’ll sometimes use any means possible to make the pressure and the pain go away. They feel unsafe, threatened, put upon, and so they react by deploying the soft violence of the law or the harder violence of the aggressive and speech-denying protest. Both moves are common enough in our élite universities now, as is their support by the powers that be. Tolerance for intellectual pain is less than it was. So is tolerance for argument."

– Paul Griffiths, former professor of Catholic theology at United Methodist-related Duke University Divinity School, in an article for Commonweal magazine on why he resigned over a recent conflict with a colleague related to racism training.


   

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