[Magdalen] Spiltsville.

Lynn Ronkainen houstonklr at gmail.com
Mon Jan 6 19:23:45 UTC 2020

The underground rumblings of the 'troubles' have been active and polarized
since the '90s (1990s)
Lynn, who became more aware of this through my business connections and
attending a number of diverse UMC conventions. The UMC was watching TEC all
the way.

-----Original Message-----
From: Magdalen <magdalen-bounces+houstonklr=gmail.com at herberthouse.org> On
Behalf Of James Handsfield
Sent: Monday, January 6, 2020 9:34 AM
To: Magdalen <magdalen at herberthouse.org>
Subject: Re: [Magdalen] Spiltsville.

This is not the first time, as you note, that there has been schism in the
Methodist Church. Most forget that one sect broke apart and became the
Church of the Nazarene, a very conservative, fundamentalist church.  My
grandfather, William James Weber, a Methodist pastor, would probably be at
home in the Church of the Nazarene as he was a hellfire and brimstone
conservative.  He was also a very loving man.

The Methodists will survive this.

Education is its own reward, both for the individual and for society.

Jim Handsfield
jhandsfield at att.net

> On Jan 6, 2020, at 10:25 AM, cantor03--- via Magdalen
<magdalen at herberthouse.org> wrote:
> The three USA main divisions of Methodism joined together in 1939 to 
> form the Methodist Church (USA).  They had split into the threegroups
secondary to the slavery issue and the role of the laity, duringthe 19th
> My Aunt Lulu, a sort of "professional Methodist," was a delegate to
theUniting Conference , and regarded the public signing of the articles of
unionby a Methodist bishop from each uniting group as one of the formative
eventsof her life.  I still have her special Conference Methodist Hymnal
embossedwith her name as a delegate, in my library.
> Aunt Lulu would be unhappy that the Methodist denomination (USA) is 
> beingrent asunder by the divisive issue of marriage and ordination of 
> GLBT persons.The split is heavily geographic with the North USA being
liberal and pro inclusion of GLBT marriages and ordinations, and the South
USA conservative on those issues.
> I don't know any conservative Methodists, and those I do know are really
quiteopen to complete acceptance of GLBT persons, so this division
> I have the feeling that the USA Methodists are setting themselves up 
> for yet another "Uniting Conference" (maybe in 2039?)
> David Strang.

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