Progressive Christianity Roots in United Methodist Pastor’s Vision

FAITHANDREASON® Carries on D. L. Dykes’ Legacy with New Release

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fundamentalism vs liberalism?

By calling UMC traditionalists fundamentalists, it means that he is also calling all Catholic and Orthodox churches fundamentalist. It is not even remotely correct.

td 253 days ago

And historic Christian doctrine

is intellectually vibrant and challenging. Only problem is it is not readily available within the UMC. I had to wander away from the church in order to find it. And I found it in the teachings of an unusual group of saints past and present who crisscrossed denominational lines. John Wesley was the teacher I started with and ultimately returned to. While my local church was chasing down a rabbit trail of relevancy, I was discovering the power and relevancy of historic Christianity. I will take historic Christianity over something somebody pioneered 40 years ago. Christianity of the Methodist persuasion does not need to be made relevant or reinvented for the 21st century, it simply needs to be reclaimed.

betsy 261 days ago

Just for the record

It is a mistake to confuse modern fundamentalism with being grounded in historic Christian doctrine. As a UMC traditionalist who is rooted in historic Christian doctrine, I agree that fundamentalism needs to be countered with a more robust doctrine. Except I do not believe it needs to be countered by "Dr. Dykes’ interpretations of Christian faith." It needs to be countered by a reclamation of the historic doctrine that the Methodist/united Methodist Church lost its grasp on a long time ago. That is also what organizations like the Confessing Movement, Good News, IRD and the WCA are also working towards.

betsy 261 days ago

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