Denominations in a Flat World

Friend Ed e-mailed me this AP article concerning the future of Denominations who think from a distinctly North American Perspective.

“The United Methodist Church is the latest Protestant group caught in the shifting currents of world Christianity. While the American denomination is shrinking at home, its congregations in the developing world are growing explosively.”

Woven into the article is the ever raging homosexual ordination debate, where the reporter finds that liberalism doesn’t bring strength to the United Methodist movement overseas.

As United Methodists debate how they should interpret Scripture on issues from salvation to sexual orientation, delegates from overseas will be a steadfast conservative voice in the fight.

“You definitely see among the African delegations a much more conservative perspective on issues of homosexuality,” said retired United Methodist Bishop C. Dale White, a liberal who oversaw publication of the book “United Methodism at Risk: A Wake-Up Call,” which contends that conservative groups are trying to take control of the denomination.

If it’s your deal, you can read the entire article here

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