The Violence of Tradition

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A Reign of Terror?

What I truly do not get is that if the church is really that bad for the LGBTQIA...XYZ population, then why do they continue to subject themselves to this "terror"? Maybe the reality is that you should go to an area of the world where Christians are truly persecuted and actually killed for their faith! Overstated articles such as this do not bode well that there is any hope that we can ever survive as a single church!

betsy 189 days ago

And as for Christianity "gone wrong"

I totally agree that we do not need to embrace that type of Christianity that resulted in people being burned at the stake. Where progressives are confused is that simply disagreeing with your view of the world is not persecution. I am willing to allow you to believe what you believe and I will stand for your right to do so. Problem is you will not return the favor. In fact, I need you to proclaim your message freely and clearly and see if it survives. Only then can I determine if it is truly from God.

betsy 189 days ago

tradition

Whew. How does such a spectacularly one-sided, venomous article serve any gracious purpose or model the humility of spirit necessary for all parties in our ongoing discussions and principled disagreements? Forget the Methodists...my Greek Orthodox mother and Catholic grandparents would see only contempt in these words for their Christian church and faith. Please make the legitimate point (tradition has its limits and dark sides) but without the snarling that ends rather than facilitates understanding.

Bob 192 days ago


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         "We need to be gentle with ourselves and give ourselves permission to grieve continued injustice and denominational harm. Lent is maybe the best time of the liturgical year to pause and sit with whatever we are feeling or not feeling right now, especially before we make big decisions. It brings to mind what the disciples might have gone through in those days between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, when maybe they could affirm there would be more to the story but did not yet know what new life was going to come forth."

– T. C. Morrow in a sermon, "Stay the Course," given Sunday, March 17 at Foundry UMC, Washington, D.C. Republished with permission from her Facebook page.

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