For the last few months, I’ve been following a blog called Via Media Methodists. The purpose of VMM is: 1.”To offer an alternative beyond the current polarization in The United Methodist Church; 2. To raise the level of discourse within The United Methodist Church; and 3. To practice what we preach.” After a few bit of chatter with one of VMM’s curators, Drew McIntrye, he suggested I write a post about my own tradition. I wrote the blog post and it now appears on the blog. Please read it when have the chance.
Fellow Disciples pastor Brian Morse was able to put in a few words what I’ve struggled to define. He responded to my posting of the article on Facebook this way:
I believe that we Disciples have difficulty discussing theology. I find our conversations to be personality-driven. Methodists have a stronger theological tradition to stand upon, even when critiquing it.
I think he is right and I think it has implications on the mission and ministry taking place in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). What can be done about this?
The picture used in this post is called Caliz Invertido (Inverted Chalice) by Hector Hernandez. Learn more about the significance of the Inverted Chalice by reading this article.