Category: Theology

So This Is Not a New Problem?

19th Century Quote from Baptist Preacher Charles H. Spurgeon: “The preservation of a denominational association when it is powerless to discipline heretics cannot be justified on the grounds of the preservation of ‘Christian unity.’ It is error which breaks the unity of churches, and… Continue Reading “So This Is Not a New Problem?”

Holston WCA Leadership

The Holston Wesleyan Covenant Association’s board of directors has announced some leadership changes. The Rev. Chuck Griffin, previously the board’s vice-chair, now serves as the board’s chair. Delisa Hammons, a lay member of the board of directors, assumes the role of vice-chair. Both Griffin… Continue Reading “Holston WCA Leadership”

Why I Joined

By Rowland S. Buck I have been a United Methodist my whole life. My great-great-great grandfather was a Methodist preacher. My father was a Methodist preacher. I have been born and raised in the Methodist Church. So, the schism we experience now, the divide… Continue Reading “Why I Joined”

Don’t Forget Africa

By Buford “Boo” Hankins Coming away from the 2018 Holston Annual Conference, I was hoping to have had an opportunity for the conference as a whole to give its reaction to the Council of Bishops’ proposal to the special General Conference in February 2019.… Continue Reading “Don’t Forget Africa”

Is Orthodoxy Optional?

By Rowland S. Buck Do United Methodists believe that orthodoxy is optional? Is it a core value of ours, in spite of our clearly defined doctrinal standards, that it is okay to believe whatever you want or need to believe about the Bible, God,… Continue Reading “Is Orthodoxy Optional?”