Apr 19 2014

UMR: Wesleyan Wisdom: It’s time to make a change in appointment making

For United Methodists throughout the connection it’s appointment time again.  The time honored method empowers bishops and cabinets the sole authority to deploy pastors with only an advisory role from the pastors and congregations. Bishop Jack Tuell, speaking for the Council of Bishops in the 1988 Episcopal Address said “we are going to redeem and renew the […]

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Apr 19 2014

John Meunier: Praying for all of us

Thank you, Sky McCracken for this story. May those with ears, hear. McCracken tells a story about some Methodists from Mexico visiting his district’s office, which is in a church that closed after a church split led to dwindling membership and finances. When our Mexican friends arrived at our district office, we met to talk […]

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Apr 19 2014

A Pastor's Thoughts: The Perfect Gift

About 2000 years ago, God sent us the perfect love gift – Jesus Christ. From His miraculous birth to His miraculous resurrection, the life of Jesus tells humankind the greatest love story of all time. The heart of God and … Continue reading

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Apr 19 2014

Tina Fox Talk: Waiting Saturdays

Holy Week is my favorite week of the Church year. I’m somber like that. Anything involving reflection and retrospection…count me in. Today is Holy Saturday. I like to think of it as “Waiting Saturday”. The historic Creeds tell us Jesus descended into Hell today. I have a theology degree and still don’t totally understand what […]

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Apr 19 2014

Allan R. Bevere: Ten Tips for Atheists to Consider This Easter

from John Dickson:___As an intellectual movement, Christianity has a head start on atheism. So it’s only natural that believers would find some of the current arguments against God less than satisfying.In the interests of a more robust debate this East…

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Apr 19 2014

Kyrie Eleison: Repentance, Pathos, Humility – and the Luxury of Schism

When I was a pastor, Holy Week could be a very exhausting and emotional week. And like many pastors, in my efforts to be sure to plan worship, set atmospherics, and lead a congregation into the Passion and Triduum, I often did more planning and studyin…

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