Fall 2018 – What it Means to be Methodist

How we can disagree over issues, yet still live and serve together as the family of faith.

What are the most important issues for Methodists? How do we handle differences of opinion within the family of faith? Are there certain things Methodists have to believe? John Wesley, the founder of Methodism said, “The distinguishing marks of a Methodist are not his opinions of any sort… as to all opinions which do not strike at the root of Christianity, we think and let think.” There are issues that have caused disagreements within many mainline denominations. Sometimes you might hear beliefs ascribed by some United Methodists that don’t represent your own beliefs. It is important that we know what we believe as individuals and as a family of faith. However, there is a difference between what we believe and our faith. Beliefs are our thoughts as to specific issues. The beliefs might be shaped by our upbringing, our culture, or the way we interpret scripture. Faith is the trust we have in God’s constant good will toward us as the children of God. Join us as we discuss some of the more divisive issues that churches can face and how we can still live together with respect. You can watch live each Wednesday evening during WNA by clicking here.

Text-In-Questions

We introduced a Text-In-Question option for this WNA class. You can text anytime during class or during the week. Please text START to (405) 267-9977. (message and data rates apply) When texting in your questions please use the following hashtags #Downtown, #Edmond, #Online

Week 1 Slides

Past WNA Class Videos

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Fall 2017 - The Gospel of John

Some of the most beautiful and most familiar passages of the Bible are found in John. The book of “The Gospel According to John” is the most unique of all four gospels. We will look at the scripture and the history behind his account of Jesus Christ. Join us as we do an in-depth study of the Gospel of John: the man, the myth, the message.

Spring 2017 - Re-forming Our Faith Through the Reformation

This class was taught in the spring of 2017. The Reformation had many different pathways from the German branch led by Luther to the Swiss branch led by John Calvin to the English Reformation influenced by the actions of King Henry VIII and his successors.