Nov 23 2014

Methodist in-Formation: Meet Alice.

This message was offered at Lee Memorial United Methodist Church on Sunday, November 23, 2014. Reading: Matthew 25:31-46 I was introduced to “Alice” in yesterday’s edition of the The Day (newspaper) and, given today’s reading, it sparked a massive reworking of this morning’s message.  Why?  Well, because you just need to meet ALICE. ˚˜˚˜˚˜˚˜˚˜˚˜˚ Let’s pray. Gracious God, in […]

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Nov 23 2014

salvaged faith: The Shepherd King

Jesus, our King, is a shepherd at heart.

Even at the end, his concern is always for the flock. It is for the lost, and the least and the last. It is for those who have been forgotten.

The rules are only good in so far as they have led us to be shepherds alongside him in the world.

You see, Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and Shepherd of Shepherds and as his people, as his body the church, OUR task is also to care for the flock.

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Nov 23 2014

Ponder Anew: Comparing Hymns and Contemporary Songs (part 3)

As most of you know, I believe wholeheartedly that a healthy church chooses congregational songs with theologically rich text and well-crafted, singable music. This is the third part in our discussion of the differences between hymnody and contemporary worship songs, and what that means for their use in corporate worship. Click here to check out […]

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Nov 23 2014

The Fat Pastor: Zacchaeus was a wee little man?

The Gospel of Luke tells a short story about Jesus and a man named Zacchaeus.  It is found in Luke 19:1-10.  I included a link to a site called Bible Study Tools, where you can read two different translations of … Continue reading

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Nov 23 2014

Sky McCracken: Selective Truths, Hard Truths

Wordie by Kathleen Berry of UMNS, based on poll findings of most important issues facing the United Methodist Church.While the Methodist Blogosphere continues to crank out new plans to stay united as a United Methodist Church, it occurs to me that…

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Nov 23 2014

nashvillian pastoral: menu plan november iv

I’ve got one thing on the brain, folks, and that’s seasonal fruit!  Thursday I received my shipment of eight pounds of organic cranberries and 2 gallons of fresh apple cider.  Friday I picked up my ten pounds of organic satsumas from Alabama….

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