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Surrendering My Ordination: Standing Up for Gay and Lesbian Inclusivity in the United Methodist Church

Surrendering My Ordination: Standing Up for Gay and Lesbian Inclusivity in the United Methodist Church

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In May 2017, after sixty years as an ordained United Methodist minister, Rev. J. Philip Wogaman surrendered his ordination, choosing to exit a community of clergy who will not allow an openly gay person to join. By surrendering his ordination, he chose to join the group of devoted Christians outside the clergy who welcomed gay and lesbian individuals.

Beginning with an examination of ordination and what is means theologically, ethically, and pastorally, Wogaman then describes the action itself and its aftermath. Surrendering My Ordination also explores how The United Methodist Church can move forward, beyond the polarized present situation found in many contemporary Christian churches.



Author: J. Philip Wogaman
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Published: 09/04/2018
Pages: 112
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.30lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.00w x 0.28d
ISBN: 9780664264178

About the Author
Wogaman, J. Philip: - J. Philip Wogaman is former Senior Minister at Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. and former Professor of Christian Ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Wogaman is a past president of the Society of Christian Ethics of the United States and Canada and the author of several books on Christian ethics.

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