This is Not “Taking a Real Stand”

Posted by on Jul 26, 2012 in General Rant, Main, Methodism, Pop Culture, US Politics | 2 comments

The Western Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church has passed legislation actively encouraging the infraction of our polity and covenant as United Methodists, particularly as United Methodist Clergy. From the document (linked above), which passed overwhelmingly at that Jurisdictional Conference: In response to our common belief that God’s grace and love is available to all persons, the Western Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church...

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Reconsidering Ordination

Posted by on May 11, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tony Jones is a wonderful thinker who rejects institutional church thinking for a wide variety of reasons. I keep track of what he writes over at Beliefnet and follow him on Twitter. Over the course of the past few days, I fear that Tony has finally taken a leap that I can’t quite follow. Indeed, I have found myself compelled to speak out in favor of repairing a system that is truly broken rather than abandoning that system. Ordination is...

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