Empire Scholarship Holds a Key to the 2019 General Conference

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Bud has a good article but it is laced with unintended irony. Only the 1st century Jews and Christians expressed consistent moral opposition to abortion and homosexual behavior, positions that caused the larger and sophisticated pagan culture to laugh them off as clueless, rigid or stupid. And...early Christians also insisted Jesus was the only way to God, as God incarnate, and experienced bodily resurrection, further examples of the exclusionary and intellectually laughable odd religion called Christianity. And...their insistence on care for the poor and opposition to military service also struck others as misplaced or unpatriotic (i.e., on Jesus, not Caesar, is Lord). First we must be willing to let the witness of the first Christians kick us in our shins before we aim kicks at others...whether left or right.

bob more than 3 years ago

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“The present proposed divorce in the UMC is not about sexual morality or justice and inclusion. It is about who is in charge. The 2019 Special Called General Conference gave the ‘traditionalists’ everything they wanted regarding gay weddings and ordinations. But they are still leaving. ... Splitting the church is never about anything but who holds authority.”

– C. Don Jones, “Forgiveness and The Future Schism (Part 1)” from his blog "Glorious Life" on Patheos.com

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