What would you think if you went to see the Yankees play the Red Sox, but when you got to the stadium you found that both teams were wearing absolutely identical uniforms? You would think, “Well, that’s really stupid!”
So why should I care if certain United Methodist churches decide to label themselves as “Reconciling Congregations”?
What it does, is it makes it clear which churches are going whole-hog to the progressive side. It lets you know what kind of doctrine they preach and teach there.
It wasn’t my choice that they label themselves that way. They decided to set themselves apart from the rest of the church. They decided to wear a different uniform from the rest of us. Yet they think we all are on the same team?
No, I’ve changed my mind. Let them call themselves “Reconciling Congregations”. That way we know who they are.