Nov 26 2014

Via Media Methodists: Disemboweling the #UMC

It occurred to me recently that Jesus has little to do with our current denominational crises (sexuality, authority, polity, theology, etc.).  We argue about all of these and more, of course.  But Jesus is rarely invoked.  Whether this is because Jesus is not particularly relevant to our debates (which I don’t believe is true), or […]

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Nov 26 2014

This Day With God: Following the ONE who Speaks Life

Reading in Luke 9:18-36, Jesus ask this question to His disciples, “Who do the crowds say I am (v.18)?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago … Continue reading

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Nov 26 2014

Jason C. Stanley: Repost: A Crisis It Will Be

  I’m reposting the audio of a sermon I preached a few years ago at Peakland. I preached this sermon at the Community Thanksgiving service last night.    

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Nov 26 2014

Until Everyone Hears: Are We Thankful?

Philippians 1:3 – I thank my God every time I remember you.Its been about a week and a half since Cokes Chapel, Cornerstone, Senoia and Newnan UMCs came together for a weekend River of Life mission trip.Its hard to explain what happens on a mission tri…

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Nov 26 2014

Seedbed: How Should Christians Read the Psalms?

How should Christians read the Psalms? In this video, Dr. Brent A. Strawn reminds us to slow down, observe features like parallelism, metaphor and imagery, and remember that each psalm is only a snapshot view of God and the world. By respecting their genre as poetry, we may be able to engage this spiritual resource in a richer way.

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Nov 26 2014

Sacredise: Brainstorming for Worship: Becoming Alert

Remember as a child, when you knew a special friend or family member was coming to visit, how you would wait at the window watching for their arrival? For children the Advent season creates a similar sense of expectation, but it tends to focus on the gifts to be unwrapped on Christmas morning. Yet, at the […]

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