Aug 01 2014

Via Media Methodists: The Third Way as Christian Discipleship

“Now, discipline always seems painful rather than pleasant at the time, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” -Hebrews 12:11 (NRSV) I very much enjoyed the dialogue between my friends Matt and Joel about the nature of the via media in the UMC.  I would […]

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Aug 01 2014

UMC Lead: Sunday Pride

A sweaty late June breeze languidly rolls through downtown on a hot Sunday afternoon in St. Louis, Missouri. Traffic is slow but moving. Ten bucks to park five blocks away in the packed church lot. There is music in the distance. I throw my camp chair over my shoulder and head that direction. Shirtless people become more […]

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Aug 01 2014

UMR: Faith Lived Out: 2+2=4

During the Cold War, there was a joke that circulated among Polish lovers of freedom: Party Boss: “How much is 2 + 2?” Worker: “How much would you like it to be?” This grim humor reminded all that oppressive state power often claimed to define truth itself. When the Solidarity Movement began to resist communist […]

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Aug 01 2014

Hacking Christianity :: Rev. Jeremy Smith: Stop having Church Experts at Churchy Conferences

Stop learning from other churches how to be church, and start learning from other fields how they excelled in their field, and adapt those learnings to be an effective church.

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Aug 01 2014

Sunday's Child: Reflection on readings for August 1

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord,    and of your steadfast love,for they have been from of old.(Psalm 25:1, 6)2 Chronicles 30:1-31:21King Hezekiah of Judah re-instituted celebration of the Passover. He invite…

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Aug 01 2014

This Day With God: Trusting in the Promise

At this point in the journey as I travel through Revelation 17:7-18 and post some thoughts, we are getting a glimpse into end of times. The faithful will have the advantage because of trust in the promise; keeping a positive outlook … Continue reading

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