Jul 31 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Who are the weeds in God’s garden? (Matthew 13)

This picture is a renegade chamomile plant that came up through a crack in our driveway last year in Virginia. It came to mind as I was contemplating a recent lectionary gospel reading on Jesus’ parable of the weeds from Matthew 13:24-30. We discussed it last Sunday night at our Wesley Foundation meeting and Monday [Read More...]

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Jul 31 2014

Covered in the Master's Dust: A Prayer for a Blessing of the Backpacks

It’s that time of year again. The kids are headin […]

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Jul 31 2014

Rev. Brent L. White: Sympathy for the devil? No, Ms. Held Evans, just for Mark Driscoll

I don’t have the book in front of me, and if I did, I probably couldn’t find the quote. But about 25 years ago I read something by St. Francis de Sales in which he warned against judging others. He said something like this: we cannot say for certain that anyone is a thief, liar, or adulterer just because they’ve […]

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Jul 31 2014

Community of Hope: Lament

Every year we know of 50-60 homeless people who die on the streets of Albuquerque. This year the situations surrounding these deaths has been particularly painful. On Sunday at Community of Hope we began the service with a lament for Kee Thomson and Allison Gormann, two men recently beaten to death. This coming Saturday, August 2nd, there …

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Jul 31 2014

Ministry and Meteorology?: 20 years ago…A Great Adventure Took Place…7/30/2014

What was this adventure that took place 20 years ago? I went to the South Pole and wintered-over. I will be chronicling this journey over the next year as things pop up, I have slides, and if I can get them digitized, I’ll add them to the blog. However, for the most part, I will […]

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Jul 31 2014

General Board of Global Ministries: Beatrice Gbanga: United Methodist Health Board Coordinator

“I believe in community,” says Gbanga, unsung hero of our United Methodist efforts in Sierra Leone.

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