Being United Methodist: What It Means, Why It Matters

J. Ellsworth Kalas


Being United Methodist: What It Means, Why It Matters

Being United Methodist: What It Means, Why It Matters

  • Title: Being United Methodist: What It Means, Why It Matters
  • Author: J. Ellsworth Kalas
  • ISBN: 9781426752346
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback



In Being United Methodist, popular and well loved author J Ellsworth Kalas uses his approachable style to address a topic that sometimes seems complicated even to those who have reflected upon it for years In this book, Kalas explores questions such as Who are these people called United Methodists Where have they come from, and where are they going And how is it that sIn Being United Methodist, popular and well loved author J Ellsworth Kalas uses his approachable style to address a topic that sometimes seems complicated even to those who have reflected upon it for years In this book, Kalas explores questions such as Who are these people called United Methodists Where have they come from, and where are they going And how is it that so few of them really know what it means to be a United Methodist What makes them tick, and in a spasmodically changing world, what keeps them ticking


Recent Comments "Being United Methodist: What It Means, Why It Matters"

Written by a Methodist minister of 50 years. Kalas provides a historical perspective of the Methodist Church, with its genesis in England and its beginnings in America. Then proceeds to give a synopsis of what the Methodist church believes, it's values, mission, and culture. He then closes with what I believe to be a very humble opinion about the current state of the United Methodist Church and where he thinks it may be headed. The one trait that stands out to me the most throughout this book is [...]

I was born and raised Lutheran, married a Baptist, in a Methodist church by a Baptist Minister. My wife and I have been members of Lutheran and Episcopal churches throughout most of our life together and our daughter was baptized Lutheran. However, there are not that many Lutheran churches in Alabama, especially with good-sized youth groups. So, we have recently joined a United Methodist church and so far we love it. I wanted to read more about the Methodist church and have previously read anoth [...]

This is a very good primer for understanding some of the history and workings of the United Methodist Church. It is a short book for a reason. Kalas has a very nice writing style. Much like listening to my grandfather talk to me about things that were important to him in the past. Lots of tidbits about the Wesley's and what came about from John and Charles' excursions in the name of Christ.The UMC is in some interesting times now and Kalas only references slightly what should be done about it. C [...]

Very informative. So many people today that do go to church, have no idea what they believe. This book, delves into the history of Methodism, and the brothers that started it. It looks at the core beliefs and how those came to be. And many other aspects of the denomination of Methodism. I recommend it highly to all!

Should be required reading for every United Methodist, especially those who are in "new member" classes. Would work well as a follow-up study to Adam Hamilton's book "Revival."

Wonderfully written primer by a great UM preacher and pastor. Would love to have had more material on where the UMC goes from here, however.

Should be read by every United Methodist - Dr. Kalas is a good author and does a very nice job of explaining the history of Methodism and it's core values

Really good primer for new Methodists.


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