(This is the Afterword in a series taking a closer look at the United Methodist Church’s (UMC) Call to Action Steering Team Report.
The first part is here.)
As an infant, I was baptized in a United Methodist congregation. I left the denomination when I was old enough to decide for myself where to spend Sunday mornings. The past few years have seen me returning to church. This returning is very much a story-in-progress, and in any event is best left for another time and perhaps another place.
The Call to Action Steering Team Report claims to be something new under the sun. This Report reminds me of some of the reasons why I left the church for the first time. Here are two of them.