“If we neglect or refuse the invitation (to look into the windows of our past), we threaten to cut ourselves off from our genius, our mission, our rich contribution to the church catholic.Our history, our polity, our texts, our connectionalism — are these encumbrances from the past, barriers to effective mission, walls that entrap us?One of the largest online dating apps for Methodist singles on Facebook with over 25 million connected singles, First Met makes it fun and easy for mature adults to meet Methodist people.Meet single Methodist adults like you - whether you are a single parent, divorced, separated, or have never been married.Primary for us is the gospel understanding that all persons are important—because they are human beings created by God and loved through and by Jesus Christ and not because they have merited significance.We therefore support social climates in which human communities are maintained and strengthened for the sake of all persons and their growth.Despite such censoring — or perhaps, because of it — it is vital that we thoroughly understand the topic, rather than passively accepting anything with which our unbelieving culture and media might try to inculcate us.Before venturing into the subject itself, it would be profitable to understand what others, especially Christians, have thought of miscegenation.
In 1968, Bishop Gerald Kennedy was on the cover of TIME and the church was featured in the cover story.
I am now a retired minister, and I frequently compare myself to the “old men who dream dreams” that Joel “speaks” of in the Hebrew Bible.
I come from a long line of ministers who have been a part of the United Methodist Church through many changes and transformations.
Miscegenation, more commonly called interracial marriage, is one of the touchiest subjects about which one can speak today.
There is widespread pressure, coming from both Christians and non-Christians alike, urging people towards the claimed goodness of racial diversity within marriage.