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I've been a Christian since 1985, and a member of East Heights United Methodist Church in Wichita since 1994, though I no longer live in Wichita. My theology is Wesleyan/Arminian, but I don't think all Christians must share this view.

I believe that the Bible is inspired but not inerrant, that it was written to teach us about God and not the physical universe.

I believe faith is not an intellectual pursuit but a transformation of our entire being.


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awarded  Notable Question
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answered Was Jesus a political revolutionary? A violent one?
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comment Altars in today's Christian Churches
This is more a reflection of the type of church you've been attending.
May
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comment In Theistic Evolution, when did the alleged evolutionary animal/ape/man become accountable for his sins?
And then there are numerous references in the New Testament treating these chapters typologically or allegorically (e.g. Romans 5:14 explicitly calls Adam a type; 1 Corinthians 15:45 contrasts Adam, with Jesus as the "last Adam"; Hebrews 4 speaks of God's day of rest as a metaphor for new life in Christ). The truth of Genesis is found in the things it points to, not in its own historicity.
May
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comment In Theistic Evolution, when did the alleged evolutionary animal/ape/man become accountable for his sins?
@khanahk I see plenty of indicators in Genesis 1-3 (the most relevant part to this discussion) that these chapters are not presented as history, that they are intended to be read metaphorically. The supernatural trees at the center of the garden; the talking serpent; the God who isn't sure what kind of helper Adam needs, and who has to leave heaven and walk in the garden to find out what the humans are up to. All of these point to something other than history.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does light mean to a Catholic? and how does it expose the deeds of darkness?
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comment Do United Methodist Church members really eat ham during Easter?
@Anonymous Many Methodist churches have an Ash Wednesday service, where worshipers are urged to prayerfully consider either giving up something as a fast--or alternatively, taking on something extra--during Lent. So that's one way we can be reminded.
Mar
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comment In which Christian group is “prosperity theology” derogatory?
And here's a response from a Baptist scholar.
Mar
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comment In which Christian group is “prosperity theology” derogatory?
Here's a United Methodist response to prosperity theology.