Friday, September 17, 2010

Conservative Evangelicals Reach Out to Save the liberal United Methodist Church

The Methodist Thinker has an excellent column written by Dr. Riley Case, Associate Executive Director of The Confessing Movement Within the Methodist Church. It addresses a recent study and findings submitted to the UMC Call to Action Steering Committee. The findings and Dr. Riley's comments go right to the heart of the very troublesome liberalism that has occupied some of my time recently. The UMC suffers from a horrible case of theological dissonance that has nearly destroyed their evangelical witness. It is an example of liberalism and social justice run amok for the past 40 years.

The article at MT is well worth bookmarking as it addresses systemic issues at the core of a diminished liberal church.


The Seeking Disciple said...

Thanks for this. Just this morning in our intercessory prayer we prayed earnestly for God to see a true revival to the Methodist church and that the errors of the past in terms of theology would be corrected by His Spirit and grace. I know that there are still godly men and women in the Methodist church and the powerful prayers of the great saints gone to heaven now from John Wesley to Peter Cartwright to Francis Asbury no doubt can turn the tide of sin and unbelief.

A.M. Mallett said...

I am excited about this latest effort although I remain cautious. The Confessing Movement has been actively and methodically (no pun intended) working to bring this wayward liberalism back to a sure footing. I've seen the UMC leadership reject these efforts before but in this case, the study was instigated from within their own ranks.