For me, Christus Victor. We also need to give a proper place to Mary as Wesleyans… but I think J. Vickers could better speak to that, or maybe Pope Francis. (both good Wesleyans) From here: PLENARY SESSION SPEAKERS: Ben Witherington III, Jean R. Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies, Asbury Theological Kingswell Seminary Randy Maddox, William Kellon Quick Professor of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies, Duke Divinity School, Duke University PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS: Jason E. Vickers, Associate Professor of Theology and Wesleyan Studies, United Theological Seminary PROGRAM CHAIR AND FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT: Richard P. Thompson, Professor of New Testament, Northwest
We are sinfully obsessed with anything and everything that threatens to divide us, and sinfully disinterested in things that are full of the eschatological promise of unity via Vickers: ‘A vote of great theological significance’ | John Meunier. John 17 is a personal mantra of mine. Anyway, you have to read the entire post to find out why.
I am more troubled by what United Methodists will not be talking about at General Conference. For example, what are the odds that United Methodists at General Conference will have a lively conversation about the Holy Trinity or about the need to recover a more prominent role for Mary in United Methodist beliefs and practices? And what are the chances that we will have an animated conversation about the nature of holiness or about whether two sacraments are really sufficient? via The View from Here ~ O For a Thousand Dollars to Save ~ Jason Vickers « Next Step
I don’t think I can talk my family into making such a long trip… but if you are in the area… Guest speakers include Dr. Ted Campbell, Perkins School of Theology, Dr. David Watson, Associate Professor of New Testament at United, Dr. Jason E. Vickers, Associate Professor of Theology and Wesleyan Studies at United, and Bishop Marcus Lohrmann, Northwest Ohio Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. … This event has been planned by the West Ohio Conference to provide an opportunity for persons to consider how we, as a diverse theological community, can stay at the table together. The