Things to Remember about the New 'Protocol'

'#Resist Harm' Sticks to Protest Agenda

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"Show Me The Money"

While I am encouraged and optimistic that Methodists on either side of the "issue" can get back to church to worship, I have a couple of questions:

1) There's a bunch of "million$" floating around in that protocol with no specifics on how to fund them. Meanwhile, I remember occasional reports via um-insight of how this fund or that fund is sinking and more reductions in revenue are expected. Seems that there might not be the money to do all that is envisioned...
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2) After all these years of debate and turmoil about the homosexual issue in the UMC, after the exalted and expensive "Way Forward" globetrotting secret meeting VIPs, and endless opines by bishops and clergy, it is interesting that the UMC put together a design group of essentially outsiders, led by a Jewish mediator? Is that Kosher? It is curious, to say the least...

Reese 15 days ago

Success and failure

"Some traditionalists are claiming that their new denomination will succeed while the "liberal" remainder will fail."

I don't know that the traditionalists will succeed (the world is not very open to any religious belief right now) but I am quite certain that the rainbow church will drop precipitously in size and wealth. All you have to do is look at the ELCA, the Presbyterians and the Episcopalians to see how "getting woke" works out.

RJ 16 days ago

More

Add the UCC (and Disciples) to your list. What happens is that the rate of decline increases twofold or more. These denominations have lost between 25 and 40% of their members over the last 10 or 15 years.

MJD 15 days ago

growth of conservative churches

Do a search for the above phrase. Plenty of data, i.e. https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/01/04/liberal-churches-are-dying-but-conservative-churches-are-thriving/

Kell Brigan 7 days ago

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