In The West Wing, a team of rivals takes over the Supreme Court. As our church and society becomes more polarized, what value is there in keeping different voices together? Is the best church still found in contention?
How do we decide what situations need a variety of gifts and what situations require a unity of conviction? What is the minimum required for two people to serve a meal together at a soup kitchen? A sermon on Ephesians 4:1-16.
The sooner we get into our heads that the doctrine of the United Methodist Church is not written by–nor honestly representative of–the majority of American United Methodists, but rather is the product of a terrific-but-flawed international political process, the better off we’ll be.