What Would Steve Jobs Say to the UMC?

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Along with some thoughts where the church needs to be headed! But without any centralized leadership and the authority of General Conference gutted over the irrelevant same gender issue, I do not see how we can get there!

Simple can be harder than complex: you have to work hard to get your thinking clean, make it simple. It’s worth it in the end, because once you get there, you can move mountains. Steve Jobs, Business Week, May 25, 1998
..it comes from saying no to 1000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We’re always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it is only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important. Steve Jobs, Business Week, October 2004
Within the UMC, where is the gospel ever presented in a whole/complete fashion? Where is the gospel ever presented in a way that explains how it impacts our lives? When are good works ever portrayed as a means of receiving God’s grace through which we become transformed and become more like Jesus? I have been a good Methodist; I spent my adult life in one UM church and never once did I hear the gospel in a coherent manner in which I understood how it impacted my life. BPC, October 9, 2012
General Superintendent Dr. Jo Anne Lyon [of The Wesleyan Church] stated, “The thing I love about these three churches is that they are growing by truly seeing lives changed through the gospel!” Three Wesleyan Churches Make US 100 Fastest Growing List, Wesleyan e-zine, September 14, 2012
Wesleyanism provoked a grand rejuvenation of the church through the ordering of ordinary lives by a vision of the transforming power of the living Christ. Bishop William H. Willimon, Bishop North Alabama Conference, the United Methodist Church
…the Lord has led me to focus more on the intentional task of whole-life discipleship. S. Michael Craven, website for The Battle for Truth: Overcoming Culturalized Christianity, October 12, 2012

Ella Pauline more than 3 years ago

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Simple can be harder than complex: you have to work hard to get your thinking clean, make it simple. It’s worth it in the end, because once you get there, you can move mountains. Steve Jobs, Business Week, May 25, 1998



..it comes from saying no to 1000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We’re always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it is only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important. Steve Jobs, Business Week, October 2004

Ella Pauline more than 3 years ago

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