I have noted that the desperate acts to save the life of the UMC are exactly what will kill it. Consider this from a more moderate voice:

As the debates raged at General Conference this week, I heard a common theme in the voices of conservative and progressive delegates and observers: desperation. Often taking the form of out of control emotions and devious legislative tactics this desperation was on display from both sides. While it is easy to be offended by acts […]

via UMC GC 2019 Final Reflections: Existential Threats and a Pathway to Peace — Wil Cantrell

Eighty Times at the Table and Counting

(In addition to sources cited in text, I should acknowledge John Wesley’s metaphor of sin as a debt owed, and a work by Will Willimon noting the extravagant lifestyle of a debtor. )

The account from Genesis 50 of Joseph forgiving his brothers. ..it’s just one of those “everybody hug” moments. Yes, I am happy for the brothers who have no need to go through the rest of their lives in perpetual fear that one day their sins will bring a horrible price. But, I am happiest for Joseph. He has his family back. Continue reading “Eighty Times at the Table and Counting”