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Why do they stay?

Will Willimon celebrates those who have chosen to stay with the UMC

It’s easy to come up with reasons for displeasure with the state of the church. Low hanging fruit. Only Christ gives us the inspiration and chutzpa to stick with the beleaguered body of Christ. I confess that I’ve been guilty of allowing the separationists to capture my imagination, dwelling too much on their questionable self-justifications for division of our church. Adam prompts me to celebrate the marvel of all those United Methodists who’ve stayed. Many more are deciding to continue to meet and to serve Christ through the UMC. Here are some of their reasons:

But I won’t steal the article’s thunder. Although it comes out of the experience of the UMC, a similar case could be made for British Methodism.






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