Methodist Enough? | Talbot Davis

Yes. This.


3 thoughts on “Methodist Enough? | Talbot Davis

  1. Glad to see Talbot emphasizing some evangelical and charismatic questions. But do we have to dismiss the liturgical/sacramental?

    And if we really want to ask if it’s Methodist enough, it would be good to consider this:

    “It shall be the duty of every preacher belonging to this conference to use his influence against constructing expensive meeting houses” (1816 New England Conference of the Methodist Church).

    and this:

    “Let all our chapels be built plain and decent; but not more expensive than is absolutely unavoidable: otherwise the necessity of raising money will make rich men necessary to us. But if so, we must be dependent upon them, yea; and governed by them. And then farewell to the Methodist discipline, if not doctrine too” (First American Methodist Discipline).

    1. I think we are experiencing right now the cost of not heeding that advice regarding buildings. How many of our congregations are buckling under the weight of buildings they cannot afford?

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