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 Evangelism.
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 intent is not to change minds but to give us a place for honest conversation, and fresh insight.
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. We will hear from Wesleyan scholars, Lutheran and Episcopal leaders, and from colleagues from a variety of churches around the conference. What unites us in mission? How do we deal with diversity of thought and practice? What sort of leadership is required of us in such a time? The intent is not to change minds but to give us a place for honest conversation, and fresh insight.