Aug 21 2014

UMC Lead: Ferguson: This Is No Time To Be Polite

Voices are crying out in Ferguson and throughout the country with questions that no amount of words can soothe, with questions that only actions can begin to answer. We have politely responded to questions with redirects (or rather misdirects), avoiding the answers that we know—if stated bluntly—would expose the ugly truth of our privilege, and […]

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Aug 21 2014

General Board of Global Ministries: Marching for Climate Change Action

Missionary Pat Watkins is one of the leaders who is informally organizing United Methodist participation in the Peoples Climate March.

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Aug 21 2014

Hacking Christianity :: Rev. Jeremy Smith: Straight Ally? No problem. White Ally? Uh…

Why is it easier as a straight ally to write on LGBTQ issues, but harder as a white ally to write about racism? And should you?

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Aug 21 2014

Mustard Seeds: Tawni O’Dell’s One Of Us: Shadows Of Home (Book Review)

Psychologist Danny Doyle returns home to his coal-mining roots in Pennsylvania to check on his ailing grandfather, and finds himself embroiled in a serial killer’s machinations to avenge old wrongs in Tawni O’Dell’s fifth novel, One of Us. Eerily similar in … Continue reading

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Aug 21 2014

Willis Wired: Favorite Quotes From the Global Leadership Summit

Our favorite leadership development event is the Willow Creek Association’s Global Leadership Summit. This year’s Summit was the 20th event, and our fourth in a row (see my posts on the 2011 and 2013 Summits). Here are some of my favorite quotes/thoughts from this year’s Summit … Bill Hybels Hybels is the leader who challenges […]

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Aug 21 2014

Sunday's Child: Reflection on readings for August 21

For the Lord loves justiceand will not forsake the faithful ones.(adapted from Psalm 37:28a)Job 1:1-3:26After reading Deuteronomy, we may think we know the formula to success–do what God told us and things will work out right; don’t do it and we …

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