Unafraid and Unashamed provides United Methodists with the theological, political, historical, and missiological context of the debate regarding human sexuality and denominational structure. With an engaging style, easily accessible to lay and clergy readers, Rev. Cantrell considers the current impasse in light of the Wesleyan means of grace and John Wesley’s instruction “to spread scriptural holiness”.
About the Author
Wil Cantrell serves as the Associate Pastor of Concord United Methodist Church in Farragut, TN. Wil’s driving passion is to help people live an authentic life while experiencing a real growing faith in Jesus Christ. Previously, he served for 6 years as the associate pastor at Middlebrook Pike UMC and for 5 years as the pastor of Lebanon Memorial UMC (Lebanon, VA) before coming to Concord UMC in July 2015.
Wil was elected to serve on the General and Jurisdictional Conference delegations from the Holston Conference in 2012 and 2016. He was an active observer and reporter of the happenings at both General Conference experiences through his blog. Unafraid and Unashamed is a result of those experiences and his many conversations with bishops, district superintendents, and local pastors throughout United Methodism.
What Readers are saying about this book!
"Wil Cantrell has done a superb job of putting United Methodism’s current situation in a larger spiritual, theological, and historical context. With fairness and sensitivity, he calls for an abundance of humility and grace befitting the Wesleyan spirit and heritage for this moment."
- Lovett H. Weems, Jr.
Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC
"I highly recommend this book as a must read for all United Methodists."
- Bishop David Graves
Alabama-West Florida Conference
"For those United Methodists who want easy and quick answers to their church's present impasse; this is not a book for you. However, for those willing to open themselves to see God acting in their midst and seek a return to Scriptural Holiness then you need this book. Parts are painful, but throughout a hope resounds. Fear or faith lay before us. The choice is ours. "
- J. Clif Christopher
President, Horizons Stewardship Company