Oct 31 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Is Ross Douthat right that offering communion to divorcees will bring down the Catholic church?

I had always thought of Ross Douthat as one of the “reasonable conservatives” whom I could read and often agree with. But his recent freakout in response to some of the proposals brought up by Pope Francis’s Synod of the Family has raised some questions for me. I’m particularly intrigued by his claim that offering communion [Read More...]

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Oct 31 2014

UMR: Council of Bishops meets in Oklahoma City

Nashville, Tenn.: United Methodist bishops from Africa, Europe, Asia and the U.S. will gather in Oklahoma City at the Skirvin Hilton for the Council of Bishops meeting, November 2-7, 2014. The meeting begins on Sunday, November 2, with a memorial service at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City at 4:00 p.m. to remember […]

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Oct 31 2014

UMC Lead: First LEAD Conference Speakers Announced

The LEAD Conference is taking place January 4-7, 205, in Austin, TX. Speakers have been selected through an application process. We’re excited to announce this first group of speakers who will be sharing with us! Space is still available at LEAD, but is filling up fast. Take advantage of the Early Bird rate before November 15. […]

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Oct 31 2014

Allan R. Bevere: A Very Brief Account of Luther and His 95 Theses

from the Christian History Institute:___ON THIS DAY, 31 October 1517 in Wittenberg, Germany one of the most famous events in Christian history occurred. A priest named Martin Luther nailed a challenge to a debate on the church door. It consisted of nin…

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Oct 31 2014

David F. Watson: Some Thoughts on the United Methodist Centrist Movement

A new proposal for the future of the UMC has come forward. It is called the United Methodist Centrist Movement Platform. It is not affiliated with any particular caucus group. In fact, that’s kind of the point. These folks believe that our dialogue and decision-making has become too heavily politicized (and I am inclined to…

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Oct 31 2014

Crossfusion: The Death of Grace?

Original post at http://pastorjohnpartridge.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-death-of-grace.html      We are witnessing the end of grace in the church that was built on a foundation of grace.    If you are a United Methodist, you have almost certainly heard of Rev. Frank Schaefer.  An ordained elder in The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church, in 2007 he chose …

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