July 16, 2014

Throw in a Root Beer Float

Posted on July 16, 2014

I have written a couple pieces on The UMC, issues of human sexuality, branding, unity, schism, and how we might move forward as a denomination (You can read them here, here, here, and here). There have been plenty of different suggestions, ideas, and opinions on how to best move forward. Another one was published this morning from David Watson (@utsdoc) and Bill Arnold (@BillTArnold). You can read their suggestions here. In their proposal, they offer 7 different suggestions of how The United Methodist Church might move forward while also staying “united.” I thought I’d share my initial thoughts…

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Called to Account

Posted on July 16, 2014

“Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed...” (Acts 4:8-10)

Being ‘called to account’ can lead an individual to become defensive and aggressive. It typically means an action or word needs to be explained or defended. Often times it means someone is about to get in trouble, sometimes rightfully so. What happens when that is not the case?

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