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Multiplying Love - Print

Multiplying Love - Print

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Multiplying Love: A Vision of United Methodist Life Together

By Paul W. Chilcote

Soft cover 108pp
ISBN 9781791032814
Abingdon Press (2023)

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Our world needs love during these desperate days of radical polarisation and division. Our United Methodist churches yearn to embrace love more completely because God first loved us.

Our “faith” (including doctrine) is important; Christian “hope” (including renewal) is important; “love” of God and neighbour is more important.

Multiplying Love underscores what matters most and stands in contrast to divisive mis-readings of essential Methodist teachings. Chilcote helps us embrace anew the Wesleyan vision of love of Jesus as central to what we believe and how we live.

“When I finished Multiplying Love, I found myself jumping up and down shouting, “Yes, yes, yes! Gosh, do we need this!” We are at a remaking moment in the church. Dr. Chilcote beautifully articulates the deeper theological vision that beckons and sustains us. Multiplying Love helped me more thoroughly embrace the kind of loving people we are hoping to become. That’s what it’s all about to me, and this book nails it!” Rev. Christy Allen Holden, co-creator of The Channel UMC, a new hybrid community of faith (@christyallenholden)
“Every United Methodist pastor would do well to invite their church council to read Paul Chilcote’s brief and powerful Multiplying Love. It recalls the power of the Wesleyan approach to the gospel and makes a compelling case for the future of The United Methodist Church. I loved this book!” Rev. Adam Hamilton, Kansas pastor and author of Wrestling with Doubt, Finding Faith
Note from Philip:
Many individual churches from the United Methodist Church in the USA are leaving the UMC connexion because of their disagreement about how to treat LGBTQ+ people. This book is a loving response to people and churches who want to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people.
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