Apr 24 2014

John Meunier: Would I make John Wesley’s grade?

My Lord, give me leave to say once more, I willingly put the whole cause upon this issue. What are the general consequences of our preaching? Are there more tares or wheat? more good men destroyed (as Mr. Church once supposed,) or more wicked men saved? – John Wesley, 1750 In this letter to a […]

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Apr 24 2014

Rev. Brent L. White: Oscar Smith at Hampton UMC’s sunrise service

I enjoyed Holy Week and Easter at Hampton UMC more than any other Holy Week or Easter I’ve experienced—as either a pastor or layperson. It was very gratifying. The Lord blessed me deeply. Below will give you a small sample of the experience. Hampton United Methodist Church’s worship leader, Oscar Smith, is performing Chris Tomlin’s “Jesus, […]

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Apr 24 2014

Kairos CoMotion Lectionary Dialogue: Psalm 16

Year A – 2nd Sunday of Easter or Assured 2
April 27, 2014
Holy Humor Sunday
“I keep the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” (verse 8)
Ordinarily one would think that one couldn’t move because their way was blocked by something in front of them, blocking their move. Even a knight of chess that can move around corners can have a way forward blocked.
Traditionally the right hand is an offensive hand, the left being defensive. Right, sword; left, shield. What is it that is offensive but doesn’t move? Doctrine? But that is a different kind of offensive.
Theory: G*D is our right-hand plumb line, holding us true to living an image of steadfast love. 
Reality: we try to be G*D’s right-hand, a pleasure forevermore, and thus not dispensable in the great Correction Day.
It is perversely funny the way we try to wheedle our way into grace.

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Apr 24 2014

John Meunier: Faith, love, and hope

We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 1:2-3, NIV) The Pauline emphasis on the triad of faith, hope, and love is better known […]

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Apr 24 2014

Tuesdays with Morris: One Step to Church Growth, Health and/or Vitality…or Shrinkage, Sickness, and/or Death

We church people love lists! We especially love lists that will help us become better Christians, help our churches grow, make our pastors sermons less boring, help us overcome whatever group we happen to be disagreeing with at the moment, or the ultimate list would be the one that gives us 5-simple steps to do […]

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Apr 24 2014

Tina Fox Talk: Why I Love Being a Pastor

So much is written about how difficult it is to be a pastor or why the Church is completely awful. In light of that, I want to share three reasons why I love being a pastor: 1) The people. The people are the best (as well as the worst) part of ministry. Yes, people in […]

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