Aug 31 2014

Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: The Homeless Church

A “you are not alone” link.  Does your church fear for its future?  You are not alone.  The pic below is a link to a podcast about churches that are going through foreclosure proceedings.What hope exists for a church after it becomes hom…

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Aug 31 2014

ponderings: Night Moves (2014)

Director Kelly Reichardt delivers an intriguing ecoterrorism thriller with Night Moves. Josh (Jesse Eisenberg), Dena (Dakota Fanning), and Harmon (Peter Sarsgaard) are done protesting. They are ready to make, not just a statement, but a strong statement. They chose to blow up a dam. The film’s first movement follows trio pull off elaborate con acts to […]

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Aug 31 2014

David F. Watson: What’s your starting point?

Much mainline Christian theology in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries has been a response to the problem of evil. For liberal Christian theologians of the mid-twentieth century, two world wars and the Holocaust made any strong notion of divine action unbelievable. Unlike evangelical cessationists, who believe that miracles ceased after the biblical period, liberal theologians,…

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Aug 31 2014

RMNBlog: Jesus Is Not A Biblical Literalist

- by Nicole King – This past week, 19-year old Daniel Pierce of Georgia posted a video to his Facebook page which quickly went viral, in which he discreetly filmed a “pray the gay away” intervention staged by his family. Though the video footage is blurry, the audio is horrifying – we hear Daniel’s parents kick him out of his home, and verbally and physically attack him. Sadly, Daniel’s story is not unique; it truthfully exposes the harm that LGBTQ youth regularly endure. Today, as many as 40 percent of homeless youth are LGBTQ, many of these kicked out of…

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Aug 31 2014

Allan R. Bevere: The Methodist Blogs Weekly Links of Note

This week’s noteworthy posts from the Methoblogosphere:Kim Matthews: “Self-examination”Andy Bryan: “Gay Marriage Will Neither Kill Nor Save the Church”Joel Watts: “Of the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ and Matthew 6″Rick Mang: “Singing at a bedside . . .”Sally…

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Aug 31 2014

Thoughts From The Heart On The Left: “John Wesley and Martin Luther” – a question for scholars

A friend of mine just asked me a question about John Wesley. An encounter with Aldersgate Road in Springfield, MO, prompted he and his wife to seek some information on John Wesley. Their notes showed that Wesley’s conviction of faith … Continue reading

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