Jul 25 2014

The Heart Of The Matter: Lost And Found, Week 3 — Lost Hope

Back against the wall.Feel like giving up.No good options.Had enough.Whatever the cliche, you feel like the guy in the picture when you stop believing that tomorrow will be any better than today.It’s where some of you are.It’s also where Elijah found h…

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Jul 25 2014

Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Predestination.

  When we are weak, the Spirit is best able to help us. No one knows how to pray perfectly, but the Spirit prays for us continuously with sighs too too deep for our limited words. Prayers are soul feelings more than mere thoughts. God knows what …

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Jul 24 2014

Kudzu Life: Fort Frederica Visit

The annual Georgia Pastors’ School for United Methodist clergy is always a highlight of the year for me and for my family.  In addition to the event and seeing clergy from North GA and South GA it also allows time to soak in the location, the wond…

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Jul 24 2014

Strange Christianity: Reforming a Nation

John Wesley’s political views are documented among pamphlets, sermons, and the works of biographers, but they are not necessarily as well-known as other aspects of his life. Perhaps the most concise summary of early Methodism was to reform the nation, the church, and to spread scriptural holiness. This mission, I believe, is deeply political. So, what is […]

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Jul 24 2014

Threads from Henry's Web: Allan Bevere and a Third Way

Recently on Facebook Allan Bevere commented that he had taken the road less traveled and now he didn’t know where he was. Sometimes I think I resemble that remark.

But wherever Allan is, we may be neighbors, as he talks about a third way, avoiding liberal/progressive and conservative, in this interview on the WesleyCast. I’ve [...]

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Jul 24 2014

John Meunier: Christ, doctrine, & holiness

Joel Watts writes that matters of sexuality are not about Christ or doctrine, but holiness. For me, the via media focuses on Christ. As a subset of this, it focuses on orthodox doctrines of the Church. For most of us, … Continue reading

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