Jul 23 2014

Hacking Christianity :: Rev. Jeremy Smith: Separating secular and sacred at a Wedding

Clergy that officiate weddings are acting as agents of the state, deputized to do a civic duty wrapped in a religious observance. Is there a better way?

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Jul 23 2014

Mustard Seeds: The Be-Attitudes: Quiet Strength (Sunday’s Sermon Today)

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.–Matthew 5:5 The old joke puts a different spin on this: “the meek will inherit the earth… if that’s alright with the rest of you.” It’s somewhat tense, exploring meekness in … Continue reading

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Jul 23 2014

A Potter's View: To Judge or Not to Judge?

Weeds are a pain! It’s hard to distinguish them from good plants sometimes, and by the time you can tell the difference it’s too late to do much about them. I guess you can just use an herbicide to kill everything, but that throws out the good with the bad. Somebody said that the way […]

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Jul 23 2014

In The Neighborhood of Holy: “Take Me to Church”

I’ve heard Irish musician Hozier a number of times on the radio in recent weeks. You may have heard his current single, “Take Me to Church,” as its been getting a decent amount of airtime. While the song is about human sexuality, equality, and the Church, as he describes it…

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Jul 23 2014

Via Media Methodists: Via Media Methodists Respond to the “A&W” Proposals: Part 1.

In a recent twitter conversation, Stephen, Drew, and I were asked for a Via Media Methodists response to the recent proposals from Dr. Bill Arnold and Dr. David Watson; these proposals have been dubbed the “A&W proposals.” We are honored that the via media is asked to be a conversation partner. Having followed Dr. Arnold […]

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Jul 23 2014

Sunday's Child: Reflection on readings for July 23

It is you that light my lamp;the Lord, my God, lights up my darkness.(Psalm 18:28)2 Chronicles 8:11-10:19The rich queen of Sheba visits Solomon and is overwhelmingly impressed with his wisdom and his displays of wealth. We are told that also all the ki…

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