Feb 01 2015

Beguine Again: Benediction from a Troubadour

Lyrics to Strange Waters by Bruce Cockburn:  I’ve seen a high cairn kissed by holy wind Seen a mirror pool cut by golden fins Seen alleys where they hide the truth of cities The mad whose blessing you must accept without pity I’ve stood in airports guarded glass and chrome Walked rifled roads and landmined…

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Jan 31 2015

Wesleyan/Anglican: That’s Roman Catholic!

This evening I was reading John Wesley’s Plain Account of the Methodists in Volume 9 of The Works of John Wesley.  He was writing about those who complained about the “bands” of people who gathered together, confessed their sins to each other…

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Jan 31 2015

ComPassion: The Authority of Jesus Christ Mk:1 21-28 2/1/15 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Some of you are too young to remember the old commercials for the E.F. Hutton stock brokerage firm, unless you’ve seen them on YouTube. Their popular commercials from the 70’s and 80’s had the same tag line. In each ad, two people are in some noisy place full of people, like an office, park or…

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Jan 31 2015

Only Wonder Understands: It’s Time to Quit Talking About the Church

Everyday as I’m scrolling through my Facebook feed I see all sorts of shared posts about “The 10 Things The Church Needs to do to Survive” or “8 Ways That the Church is Missing the Mark” or countless other stories in the same ilk. I’m not surprised, and in fact I’ve been as guilty as anyone […]

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Jan 31 2015

Jason C. Stanley: J. Edgar (2011)

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Clint Eastwood is a brilliant filmmaker.  We know this.  Just take a look at Million Dollar Baby (2004) or his World War II films Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Letters From Iwo Jima (2006).  I had to remind myself of this fact throughout J. Edgar (2011). Like Invictus (2009), … Continue reading

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Jan 31 2015

David F. Watson: The Cuban Methodist Revival

Earlier this month I had the privilege of traveling to Cuba with a group from United Theological Seminary. We accompanied a mission team from Trinity Family Life Center, a United Methodist Congregation in Pickerington, Ohio, led by Rev. Tim Burden. There aren’t sufficient words to describe what is happening there. On almost any night of the…

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