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Joel Watts
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Yes, the quotation marks on “conservative” are on purpose! I am a conservative and one of the traits of a conservative is the ability to exercise, at least mildly, critical thinking and be reasonable. At least that’s what I thought! Conservatives don’t…
Yes, the quotation marks on “conservative” are on purpose! I am a conservative and one of the traits of a conservative is the ability to exercise, at least mildly, critical thinking and be reasonable. At least that’s what I thought! Conservatives don’t have to use hyperbole, innuendos, or practice the double talk and, especially, exaggerations …
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Rev. Chris Ritter has preemptly posted a response, somewhat, to the latest statement by Bishop Ough, the president of the Council of Bishops. Ritter still has his plans on the table — and so I’m going to take this moment to reshow mine, although I’m still working to update it. I have a few issues …
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What does the creedal phrase "for us and our salvation" mean? We know what salvation means, but it is the "us" part that gets many Christians.
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Pardon the title, I like the poem Hollow Men, and this seemed a fitting time to use it. The church isn’t ending of course, the church will always prevail. The UMC has though, at least in any form that we would recognize. What has been done can not be undone. Not in any real sense. …
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Are there good lies? Wesley, drawing on Scripture, Reason, and Tradition said no. So what do we do with the recent actions by the WJ and the NEJ?
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So often, we hear the actions of the Progressives in The United Methodist Church defended and the charges of schism ridiculed because “they haven’t left.” Indeed, as often is the case, “schism” is defined as “enacting or favoring schism” while defining…
For Wesley, schism is not an external thing initially, but one that is in the heart. You can be outwardly united, but divided internally.
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Come on… this is a hoot: Found here. Related Joel L. WattsJoel L. Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at …
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Last night, by acclamation, the Western Jurisdiction elected as bishop a person who is unqualified according to the Book of Discipline (at least how many of us read it). It is directly against the wishes of General Conference and the remaining 98% of The United Methodist Church. Here are some responses I thought I’d share. …
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I’ve delayed writing this for a while, because I was waiting for some of the ‘sharp edges’ to come off recent violent events in the U.S. Unfortunately, it’s becoming hard to tell when that day might come. So here it is. Also – I want to make clear at the outset that I am in …
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In all of the bluster in the UMC, I got a little sidetracked. For that I am sorry. If you missed it, the introduction to this series of postings can be found here. I had stated that we have a serious definition problem. That is a simple truth that can be found in most conversations, not …
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Still rocking it…. Related Joel L. WattsJoel L. Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is …
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