This is what should be done #umc @utsdoc

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First, let me recommend the book Dr. Watson mentions in his post. Second, this is the move I wish many would take — restore doctrines. Get back to sound theology. Go back to Wesley and those fellows from the Evangelical United Brethren. Shoot, we need to explore Hooker and that Moravian Bishop…the one who colors Wesley’s thought about salvation to all… Böhler.

David F. Watson’s Blog: The Recovery of Doctrine in the UMC: An Event at United Theological Seminary.

Simply put — we need a sustained discussion about doctrine and theology before we can move forward on some of the issues pressing today.

I’d love to go. So, we shall see.

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Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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10 thoughts on This is what should be done #umc @utsdoc

  1. A person convinced against his will is of the same opinion still ! so the saying goes. You simply Recommend books and articles to change people or even have lengthy discussions. That’s simply doesn’t do anything. If you want to be effective in the kingdom of God or to manifest on this earth his mandate as described in Matthew feed the poor help up the downtrodden! Lend a helping and maybe counsel somebody if they want it! A lot more people will benefit from that and a bunch of gobbledygook discussed on forums like this

  2. That’s incredible how someone would want sustained discussion about issues like this ! put your money where your mouth is Joel and get out on the streets and help people

    • Says the guy who has now made the concerted effort to reply twice to this post.

      Since you don’t know me, I’ll assume you are speaking generically about people needing to help others.

  3. You’re hiding behind your keyboard commando like presence here on the web, Get out there where the rubber meets the road and do some real good

    • That’s three times now. Either you are just being silly or you are a hypocrite.

      As I like to believe the best about people, I assume you are just silly.

  4. I get a kick out of these Wannabe theologians who get their degree for some crackerjack box unaccredited school from nowheresvilleposting things like this on the web !

  5. All I know the Internet is full of idiots like you with cheesy degrees of theology that dontmean anything !in the end buddy you got to get out there where the rubber meets the road and help people

    • You know, having a better theology may help you know more than just ad homs. Because if that is all you know, you know nothing about reality.

      Good luck

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