Social Holiness and Social Justice (Methodist Post)

I’ve been seeing this lately in Methodist circles and wanted to point out the flaw in it. Social Holiness is not the same as Social Justice. They can be related, but are not the same, and you harm both by conflating them. For Wesley, Social Holiness is the practicing of our faith as as community. […]

Disaffiliation Rumors, Myths, and Opportunities # 6 – Appointments, Communications, and Rural/Small Churches

This post originally appeared on my Facebook page, facebook.com/j.lemastersmith, on January 30th, 2023 Another rumor circulating is that The UMC does not care about the small and rural church (you could also include immigrant, ethnic, and inner-city churches, but I also know less about those systems). Some responses: “We ask for a licensed local and […]