Heretic to give Methodist Lectures

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by shodan, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. shodan

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    The church bulletin from my parent's Methodist Church, today, announced that Phillip Gulley will give the the Wright Lecture for the Methodist Morningside College at the Mehtodist Church there. He believes Jesus was only a man.

    "He (Jesus) was a monotheistic Jew who did not see himself as divine. He saw himself as a rabbi, probably a prophet."

    "If I use any divine language in regards to Jesus, I tend to use the language of my Quaker tradition, which talks about "that of God in all people." This understanding allows me to celebrate God’s presence in Jesus, while affirming that same divine reality in others."

    He is advertised as a Quaker pastor, but he did not grow up Quaker and fellow Quaker pastors asked that he be removed as a Quaker pastor. But the Quaker business style is not to vote but to make decisions by consensus. If there are strong objections, nothing is done. And now, there are too many liberal Quakers to do such a thing.
     
  2. billwald

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    Gulley must be a negatively interesting person - he has zero wiki entries.
     
  3. Earth Wind and Fire

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    Kinda like Quakers....non existent / extinct.
     
  4. mont974x4

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    You'd be surprised how many Quakers are still around.


    That said, I am not surprised by these kinds of announcements anymore. Non-Christians have been getting a lot of invites to speak in places that they should not be given a platform. That is why homosexuality, female pastors, and mystics have been given fast track to influence in many denominations.
     

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