Click here to manage all Newsletters. It did not prohibit the recording of differing accounts of the same story in the Gospels. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email.
What they wrote was shaped by their own cultural and theological convictions. Conservatives on this issue by the way, one can be progressive on a host of issues, yet conservative on this issue, and likewise one can be conservative on a host of issues yet progressive on same-gender marriage base their views of the incompatibility of same-gender relationships on a particular way of reading the Bible, which in turn is based upon a particular, but often inconsistently held, way of understanding what the Bible is and how God speaks through it.
It is not only these senior adults who see things this way. An increasing number of United Methodist laity and clergy, I suspect a majority in the United States, disagree with this position. The Apostle Paul teaches that women are to pray with their heads covered and to not wear their hair in braids.
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email. As members of the United Methodist Church, we are alarmed at the possibility of changes being made at General Conference in our church Discipline regarding same sex marriages.
Progressives on this issue, likewise, base their willingness to embrace same-gender relationships as acceptable to God on a certain way of reading the Bible, one that is also based upon a particular, but not always clearly articulated, way of understanding what the Bible is and how God speaks through it.
They wanted to know if the United Methodist Church was going to split over this issue. Warner Wallace. Adam Hamilton, senior pastor at Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, spoke Friday about the proposal that would allow a conservative group of churches to split from the others to resolve the decades-long dispute.
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She can be contacted at michelle kcur. Formed in a merger in , the United Methodist Church claims about Click here to manage all Newsletters. Nor is it the way Christians have generally approached Scripture across the last two millennia. At the Church of the Resurrection, of our 20, members, there are hundreds that are gay and lesbian and hundreds more whose children are gay and lesbian.