Category Archives: Thoughts

Why I’m Still United Methodist: My Testimony

Audio Version I can remember the first time that I stepped foot in a United Methodist Church. I grew up Episcopalian, so I had been used to a very “high church,” “smells and bells” kind of experience. You know. Those liturgical gymnastics kind of services (sit, kneel, stand, kneel, sit, stand…) The services that have…

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Why Do We Think We Need the Institution to Make Disciples?

Short answer: Because without the institution making disciples of Christ, we can’t claim that the institution is a church. The institution would be serving only one master: itself. Context Commissioned article for United Methodist Communications on their Rethink Church Platform, revolving around the question: “Why do we need (or think we need) the institution to…

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