I am currently reading or listening to two books: A New Ancient Harmony by J Philip Newell, and Who Do We Choose to Be? by Margaret Wheatley. In both, I am reminded that connection is at the very base of how the universe works.
In this time of uncertainty in the United Methodist Church, I am what is called a progressive compatabilist (see Tom Berlin’s explanation). I believe that in the best of UMism we can live and work together even when we do not agree. To that end, I have signed the statement at Uniting Methodists, a convergence of lay and clergy folk who think a big tent is best.