If you’re a United Methodist pastor, you’re very familiar with John Wesley’s nineteen questions—the questions he asked of every ordinand before they were approved for ministry...questions that are asked of ordinands to this very day. The 19 suggests that asking these questions is a powerful exercise for all United Methodists at any time in their spiritual journey, especially now when many are debating what we believe. Author Caroline Moore walks you through these profound and weighty questions, emphasizing that those who take them seriously—whether they be clergy or laity—should not have to be corralled into line behind them. Rather, as United Methodists, the concepts should bring us comfort and inspiration and shape us as people who live, work, and minister with integrity from a right heart, with authority, and without fear or under compulsion.
From the Faultlines collection, resources intended to inform conversations around human sexuality and the church.