What Connectional Relationships Really Mean in the UMC



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lack of connectionalism

it hurts to hear my Bishop use the word "connectional" when there is no connection. we need two or more expressions of Wesleyan theology; sad for me as a moderate it seems there will be no place for me in either.

Keith Forkey more than 2 years ago


"Each annual conference is responsible for structuring itself to further the connectional enterprises of the General Conference."

Kind of difficult to do that if we have annual conferences passing resolutions openly defying General Conference. "Contextualization" is our bishops' new buzzword. It is the exact opposite of connectionalism.

Kevin more than 2 years ago

Either way...

...the arc of the universe bends toward justice. We are required to defy unjust laws whether enacted by the church or the state.

George Nixon Shuler more than 2 years ago

The difference is...

MLK, who you've quoted, and other civil rights leaders of his day were willing to face the consequences of civil disobedience in the face of unjust laws. Most of today's SJWs want the freedom to live in defiance and are flabbergasted whenever faced with consequences. If they truly deemed they were adhering to a "requirement" to defy, they'd willingly bear the battle scars.

John more than 2 years ago

Name two.

We'll wait.

JR more than 2 years ago

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