Nov 21 2014

Hacking Christianity :: Rev. Jeremy Smith: Celebrity Pastors and the Communities that Love Them

Three celebrity pastors have been pushing back from (or in one case, being cast out of) the limelight. And they have led to some interesting transformations in their local contexts that inform non-celebrity churches too.

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Nov 21 2014

Gloria Deo (Wesleyan-Anglican musings): Cardinal and Anglican bishop pray for martyred couple

In what may be a more common occurrence in the future, more and more Christians are coming together across denominational lines to pray and speak out on behalf of our persecuted brothers and sisters.  Recently a Muslim mob burned two young Christi…

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Nov 21 2014

SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: LOVE LIFTED ME

Some years ago, Bishop Willis J. King, the first African American bishop in Americato receive a Ph.D. in Old Testament, told a true story that touched me deeply. Upon his graduation from Wiley College, he went back home to spend a few days with his p…

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Nov 21 2014

UMC Lead: LEAD 2015 Speaker Announcement: Rudy Rasmus

A few weeks ago we announced the bulk of our speaker lineup. Today, we are excited to release the announcement that Pastor Rudy Rasmus will be sharing with us in Austin. Rudy Rasmus is a pastor, author, and global humanitarian with a passion for outreach to the world’s poorest citizens. He often says his primary […]

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Nov 21 2014

RMNBlog: The unstoppable force: LGBTQ equality in The UMC

By Katherine Harris “Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Stand up in front of everyone.” Then Jesus asked them, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they remained silent. He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored.” – Mark 3:3-5 (NIV) What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? I heard this question several years ago in a…

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Nov 21 2014

SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

James Hewett tells the story of a sailor shipwrecked on a South Sea Island.  He was seized by the natives, carried to the village, and set on a crude throne.  He soon learned that it was their custom each year to make one man a king — for …

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