What Is Your Change Theory?

Progress in The United Methodist Church will require more than the right changes to our polity



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People seem to be waking up to their mistakes.

But the mistakes are too large without some type of contrition. That's a bridge too far and we need to move to loosen our connection with each other. Maybe if we maintain a thread of connection, we can strengthen that over time or alternatively, go our separate ways permanantly.

Within the annual conference, I personally believe the only way to leave is by yourself. Apparently, others feel that there is another way to go, but we'll see if that's actually possible. I guess we'll see if its possible to loosen our connection as well. :-)

Anonymous more than 2 years ago

A century of change

That is the length of time the Methodist and then the United Methodist Church has been drifting from its unique Wesleyan theology and method which were rooted in historical Christianity. As a result, it is now become mired down in theological plurality which has created the impasse over sexuality. At this point the only thing to do is to face reality and acknowledge that we have reached the tipping point because there is no longer anything left to connect us other than a name and a logo.

betsy more than 2 years ago


Change is the only constant. Change is what’s been going on since 1970 when the UM American decline began. Just like Sears KMart MonthomeryWard US Steel American Motors etc change is almost always so slowly constant we don’t notice the decline until it’s too late

Richard F Hicks more than 2 years ago