Inclusiveness Run Amok

The impulse to include everyone in everything is an admirable trait.  God’s love is inclusive (“God so loved the world”) and the offer of salvation through the death and resurrection of Christ is for everyone (not just “the elect”).  However, inclusiveness can become...

Spheres of Unity

The potential for separation in The United Methodist Church has sparked a lot of thinking and discussion regarding unity.  Appeals are made to Wesley’s sermon on Catholic Spirit.  This discussion is handicapped, however, by widespread imprecision of thinking and a...