United Methodist-related Arkansas college looks to actions of its founder and graduates for definition of its mission.
Colossians 3:12-14 (Read verses 12-17) Therefore, as God’s choice, holy and loved, put on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Be tolerant with each other and, if someone has a complaint against anyone, forgive each other. As the Lord forgave you, so also forgiveeachother. Andoverallthesethingsputonlove,whichistheperfectbond of unity. Henri Nouwen’s book, The Return of the Prodigal […]View full post
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On this day, 1738, John Wesley wrote in his journal:
In the evening I went very unwillingly to a society in Aldersgate Street, where one was reading Luther’s preface to the Epistle to the Romans. About a quarter before nine, while the leader was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith [...]
In one of the most memorably ironic moments in all of Scripture, Pontius Pilate washes his hands of Jesus and declares to the mob:
Readings for Trinity, 5/26/13:Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31:Wisdom, personified as a ‘she’. Sophia in the Greek, hence the controversy of the 90s over the ReImagining Conference where some wo…View full post
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May 23 2013
Our church leadership culture has failed. It is past time that we set aside the idolatry of corporate leadership structures and rediscover the vastly different way of leading modeled by Jesus.
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May 23 2013
The United Methodist Reporter: Costs are in, implications still debated, in Bishop Bledsoe controversy
The arguments go on about whether the victim in the failed effort to oust Bishop Earl Bledsoe was accountability for bishops or Bishop Bledsoe himself. What’s beyond dispute is that the episode came at a cost, including financial. The South Central Jurisdiction recently paid nearly $100,000 to cover legal fees and other expenses of Bishop [...]
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May 23 2013
At 23, Dan Magrini was a brilliant student, had lots of friends, a supportive, caring family and was starting college at the school of his choice in a field he loved, creative writing. He had struggled with migraines that started around the sixth grade. When the migraines got worse in high school, his mother took [...]
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May 23 2013
United Methodists who serve churches in rural settings have a great opportunity to transform their corner of the world.
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May 22 2013
Inspiration for composing a hymn comes to Dr. Duck through a variety of avenues. While some hymns are born out of personal experiences, others are commissioned by individuals, congregations or hymnal committees. “Living Spirit, Holy Fire,” included in the United Methodist collection Worship & Song (2011), stems from her interaction with Pilgrim Congregational Church, UCC, in Oak Park, Ill.
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