November 23, 2005

Yep, we really ARE in the middle

Adam Roberts from Shepherd of the Hills UMC in Douglasville, Georgia describes how Methodists really are in the theological middle. In the post he quotes Adam Hamilton, our senior pastor. Scott Jones, the Methodist bishop in Kansas agrees, and refers to this position as "The Extreme Center."

3 comments:

DannyG said...

What concerns me about the middle is that it sounds rather like the church at Laodicea....lukewarm, neither cold nor hot...

St.Phransus said...

i'm really glad to hear someone say this. the middle does not infer lukewarm, neither cold nor hot.

the middle means space for doctrinal dialog and reflection- which makes for a healthy community of people.

Clif Guy said...

Chuck Russell, one of my fellow Appian Way bloggers, has commented on this in a separate post.

It seems clear from the text (Rev. 3:14-22) that Laodicea was rebuked for not DOING the things that Christians are called to DO. It has nothing to do with being in the Extreme Center theologically.