Tuesday, January 08, 2008

UCC and UMC

Watching the New Hampshire debate on Sunday night, I thought, how true to type they are.

Hillary Clinton stands for actions, not words.

Barack Obama stands for the power of words.

It's fitting that Hillary is a Methodist (UMC), and that Obama is Reformed (UCC).

The Methodists are the great pragmatists of Protestantism, the quintessential pragmatic traditionalists. The Reformed are all about the Word, sometimes even obstinately so.

3 comments:

nittenaway said...

Word and Deed -- indeed.

constance, IL said...

Don't we need action?

Old First said...

Of course we need action. "Faith without works is dead," says the Apostle Paul. But the scripture also says, twice, "In the beginning was the Word."