As Tinker said repeatedly, repentance isn’t easy. Repentance calls us to cast aside our myths of moral superiority, and honestly confront the ways that we have fallen short in our relationships with others. It forces us to take our heroes off their pedestals and recognize that they were broken men who often did horrible things in the name of God. The lie of manifest destiny – the false theology perpetuated by the church – provided the cover to avoid Christ’s call of love, and to engage in acts of hate.
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Commentary: 3 realities facing GC2019
Families’ love for one another helps transcend disagreements. Andrew Ponder Williams feels our United Methodist family needs some work.
Commentary: Pastor urges GC2019 delegates to 'be open'
The Rev. Sean C. Turner, pastor of Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, near Charlotte, North Carolina, urges delegates who will attend the special General Conference in February to keep their hearts and minds open and tuned into the spirit of Christ.
Commentary: The best scenario for the Korean church
Adding a graceful exit clause to the Book of Discipline would be the best way to keep the denomination together, one of the leaders of a Korean American pastors' group writes.