Analysis of Bishops' Option 3 for A Way Forward

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It's Time to Leave, Progressives

Let us out of here. We cannot continue to live in a UMC where hatred is allowed, let alone encouraged, to prevail in even one conference.

The Way Forward Commission and COB have left us without options. Let us out!

Ben more than 3 years ago

the emerging train wreck

I hope progressive Methodists will have discussed these three options and are developing a bail out strategy. Option 1 (leading choice of conervatives) will necessitate leaving..or capitulating. Option 3 will require reforming an inclusive church. Either way it is time to reorganize or preoare for unconditional surrender.

Sarah Flynn more than 3 years ago

Unfortunately Not

What I am hearing from my local progressive clergy is, "We are fighting but, if we cannot get what we want, oh well. We will some day." In other words, they are prepared to surrender.

I will never surrender.

Ben more than 3 years ago

Notable Quotes 


"When one’s power, authority, or position is derived from demarcating and defending orthodoxy, then singling out more heretics is always necessary. The status one holds depends on maintaining loyalties and passing purity tests."

– Baptist pastor Brian Kaylor, "The Tragedy of Russell Moore" in Religion & Politics.

  

"The choice before every theologian and church leader is clear: either the tradition of the church tells us who we are, or we read the Scriptures in light of who we understand ourselves to be."

– Robert A. Hunt, Perkins School of Theology, in a Facebook post on Catholic bishops proposing to deny communion to President Joe Biden over his support for legal abortion.

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