One Church Plan Receives Additional Support

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Wow! A sub-group of 27 rates a press release touting their support? Who knew?

If only 27 people somewhere had ebola virus or typhoid, that might be relevant in a universe of 7 million, but 27 opinions of unknowns out 170 unknowns doesn’t even rate a “Really? So?” And, out of 7 million UMC members? Gets a laugh. How did anything this irrelevant rate a ”press release”?
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Oh, now I remember; this press release is from “A Way Forward”, that costly, closed door, Council’s committee, selected to show us the way forward, based on their due-diligence in closed meetings around the world. At this point, I guess they believe that even just 27 supportive voices rates a PR.

Reese 247 days ago

Wesley Fellows Find Way Forward

Reese, It is at least comforting to know that you thought it worth emphasizing that these 27 brothers and sisters found it worthwhile to state their opinion. A now out gay clergy person, I have worked with several of them over the years and believe it is important that persons with this common recognition as Wesley Fellows speak out.

James Dwyer Ph.D. 226 days ago

a minority of the Fellows

There are 170 Wesley Fellows. All were apparently given the chance to sign. Only 27 (15.88%) signed the document.

In Christ,

The enemy hates clarity

Mike Cooper 250 days ago

Wesley Fellows

That's because AFTE and the John Wesley Fellows are highly skewed 'in a more evangelical direction'. "Because commitment to the renewal of United Methodist theological education in a more evangelical direction is primary." Capeche?

Wayne 249 days ago

Fewer than 5% of all Methodists...

...can name their Bishop, just like fewer than 5% of voters can name their State Senators and State Representatives. I understand, in your attempt to act as a persuasive voice to the nonassertive persons reading this that this seemingly miniscule percentage is of little importance, such an assertion is erroneous, despite your seeming glee that you think it is clever, It is not. That you have a need to post it says more about you and your faction than it does about the 170 Wesley Fellows.

George Nixon Shuler 249 days ago

Fellows

Looks like UM Insight is pushing the OCP. Given that they need to show a groundswell of support. Must be tough. Kind of like pushing a rope. They keep on spinning as best they can.

Kevin 247 days ago

But, UM Insight does publish you and me and Betsy

I see it this way: Um Insight is designed to publish what they are sent or offered, and the progressive presses are really grinding out the sausage now. But, the fact that UM publishes so much from me and others challenging that sausage requires that I consider them balanced. It is important that you and I and others continue to challenge the "party line" coming out of bishops and clergy and those with a vested interest in the progressive agenda. Peace, brother, and keep up the good work!

Reese 247 days ago


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