Aug 20 2014

Travis Jeffords: Call to Worship for The Next Christians by Gabe Lyons

  FUMC is starting a 7 weeks sermon series this Sunday based on Gabe Lyons book The Next Christians. We’ll be using this Call to Worship during the series, which was adapted from 1.2.26 in The Worship Sourcebook. Let us worship the eternal God, the source of love and life, who creates us. Let us […]

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Aug 20 2014

Strange Christianity: Divided by Faith (and Race…)

I really do think that every American Christian ought to read Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America by Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith. This book has been one of the most powerful ones I’ve read so far in seminary. The two authors approach race relations in America through a robust sociological […]

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Aug 20 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Could you listen to an angry black Jesus?

I know. He doesn’t look all that angry. There just aren’t any good angry black Jesus photos available on the internet. But the real Jesus in the Bible gets angry a lot more than most Christians really feel comfortable acknowledging. And he definitely wasn’t white, physically or culturally. We generally gloss over things Jesus says [Read More...]

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Aug 20 2014

RMNBlog: #BiblicalObedience in #Ferguson

by Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey Though I’d love to be able to always know precisely all the details of what the Lord calls me to do, many times all I know to do is to “get a move on” as my late father used to say. To get up and be led by the Spirit, which is how Jesus ended up in the wilderness to be tempted, is not at all comfortable. Monday morning I had a prophetic discomfort. Waking up seeing the continued events in Ferguson, Missouri, I knew I was being called by God to go to Ferguson…

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Aug 20 2014

ponderings: #ALS #Icebucketchallenge

Last night I received a text from a church member and reader of this blog, Linda, to do the ALS ice bucket challenge. Today, the senior pastor and music minister joined me and we three together accepted the challenge. (The video is below). This challenge has taken social media by storm. It now easily takes […]

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Aug 20 2014

Allan R. Bevere: On the Resurrection of Jesus, Or Why Historians Can’t Have It Both Ways

If [it is] correct that historians cannot say anything about God, they are also restrained from assigning any intrinsic probability to the resurrection of Jesus. Said another way, if historians cannot investigate the claim “God raised Jesus from the de…

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