Recently Read: Jim Harnish on “Why I am a Methodist”|

seedbedOur friends over at Seedbed have been pumping out some great articles on their blog, Wesleyan Accent. Earlier this week they published a great post by Jim Harnish titled “Why I’m Methodist”:

Methodists don’t believe in “an utterly sovereign and micromanaging deity … who orchestrates absolutely everything.” We don’t believe that “God has a reason for everything.” Rather, we believe in the God who loves us enough to give us the freedom to reject that love; the God who is relentlessly at work to fulfill his saving purpose for us while never abrogating the freedom he planted within us; the God who invites everyone — not just a predestined few — to receive his love and grace in Jesus Christ.

via Jim Harnish ~ Why I am a Methodist.

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Well said, and well thought out. It’s nice to read something that doesn’t bash the UMC!

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