Episode 138: Christy Thomas – Trumping the UMC

Jason Micheli —  February 9, 2018 — 1 Comment

You might very well think the Donald is a disaster in the White House, but is he exactly the disruptive force the bloated United Methodist Church needs? Friend of the podcast, pastor and author Christy Thomas, talks with us about the value of barbarians for bureaucratic blight, upsetting an unhelpful status quo and possibly razing present structures for future effectiveness.

Oh, and she also gives the United Methodist Church a 5% chance of existing beyond 2020 so it’s a cheerful episode.

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One response to Episode 138: Christy Thomas – Trumping the UMC

  1. I’m not a UMC’er. I’m an ELCA’er. I’m not young–any more. And I’m not a progressive in my theology or my politics. But I thoroughly enjoyed this podcast. Thank you. I appreciate this kind of faithful, honest, and challenging conversation.

    One of my favorite bible verses is Colossians 1:17b; “In him (Christ) all things hold together.” That is my hope. Christ is my hope for holding together the church in its falling apartness. I trust that as Christ holds all things together the church will be one of those “things”; despite our sin, unfaithfulness, and lack of charity. What that will look like–I don’t know. That it will bring God glory and proclaim the Gospel and God’s grace in Jesus–I believe.

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