Jul 23 2014

Commmonplace Holiness blog: Charles Wesley: Active Faith that Lives Within

Great words from Charles Wesley: “Let us plead for faith alone, faith which by our works is shown; God it is who justifies, only faith the grace applies. “Active faith that lives within, conquers hell and death and sin, hallows…

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Jul 23 2014

Everyday, ordinary worship: #LukeActs2014 – Acts chapter 5

Before we get into Acts chapter 5, I think it is appropriate for us to revisit my favorite part of chapter 4 because of how it, in some ways, provides us with context for what we are about to read.”The community of believers was one in heart and mind. …

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Jul 23 2014

Grand Rapids District: District Leadership Day: March 15, 2014

I hate to waste people’s time.  I really don’t like to invite people to events that ultimately don’t […]

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Jul 23 2014

Sandpiper's Thoughts: Now and not yet

Therefore you must be ready, for the son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect.  Matthew 24:44I remember, years ago, a pastor said in a class I was taking, “The kingdom of God is now.”  It was a revelation to me to consider that the K…

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Jul 23 2014

Incarnatio: Scripture & Culture in Wesleyan Perspective: Defining the Methodist middle: Is there a via media for the #UMC?

The United Methodist Church is increasingly embroiled in an ever more polarized debate over human sexuality. As the debate rages, many have called for and attempted to articulate a via media, that is, a middle way between the two divergent si…

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Jul 23 2014

Threads from Henry's Web: Breaking Homeless (and other) Stereotypes

The title of this blog, Threads from Henry’s Web, suggests that I’m the one producing the threads and hopefully drawing you in. But often the threads are leading me somewhere. Some things happened in just the last couple of weeks:

A conversation with an author about a new book talking about those living on the [...]

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