Recently Read: When Methodist distinctives aren’t

Kevin Watson unpacks some of the standard sayings we United Methodist sometimes use to describe our distinctiveness from other faith traditions:

Methodists, particularly United Methodists, have a very bad habit of making sweeping statements about what makes the Methodist tradition distinct or unique. The main reason this is a bad habit is because when Methodists do this they are often claiming ownership of things that are basic to Christianity or that are at least at the heart of the values or beliefs of other parts of the Body of Christ. When Methodists do this, it makes us look oblivious at best, and obnoxious and arrogant at worst.

via When Methodist Distinctives Aren’t | Vital Piety.

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