Mistaking “God’s Word” with our appropriation of it: The UMC fundamentalist takeover

I posted thoughts yesterday about how this UMC schism is like a replay of the Southern Baptist fundamentalist takeover I also experienced, which was about to explode into reality when I was in Seminary at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. (M. Div. 1978-81). My “Church History II” professor, Bill J. Leonard, soon (or in about 10 years) to be Dean at Wake Forest Divinity School, wrote a book about that Southern Baptist “Battle for the Bible”: , “God’s Last and Only Hope: The Fragmentation of the Southern Baptist Convention (1990) “. And now I see my present denomination falling into the same theological fragmentation,  and taking what seems to be an official “vote” on this yesterday at the Special General Conference in St. Louis.


About Theoblogical

I am a Web developer with a background in theology, sociology and communications. I love to read, watch movies, sports, and am looking for authentic church.

Leave a Reply