Jul 28 2014

Hacking Christianity :: Rev. Jeremy Smith: Time is Ticking on #UMC Tipping Point

Both Progressives and Traditionalists in the United Methodist Church see an inevitable tipping point towards their perspective’s success. The question is which clock will chime first?

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Jul 28 2014

Mustard Seeds: Catch Fish Or Die Trying (Mustard Seed Musing)

I am not a fisherman. But the other day, at my sons’ insistence, I bought a state fishing license and a container of night crawlers; my wife dusted off to rod and reels from her dad’s garage. That night, we … Continue reading

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Jul 28 2014

Nikos: The Bible & The Power of Stories

In between worship services yesterday, a church member told me, “I am glad that our church is focusing on Old Testament stories this summer.” This person said that this focus helps her to hear again these foundational stories of our Christian faith.Ove…

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Jul 28 2014

The Heart Of The Matter: Elijah’s Jim Valvano Moment: The "Lost Hope" Sermon Recap

Original post at http://talbotdavis.blogspot.com/2014/07/elijahs-jim-valvano-moment-lost-hope.html I have been more than grateful for the impact that the Lost And Found series has had on people’s lives at Good Shepherd.People are finding themselves deep inside Elijah’s story, and as a result they are also discovering the kind of practical healing that the prophet himself received.Nowhere was that more …

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Jul 28 2014

Sunday's Child: Reflection on readings for July 28

O my God, I cry by day,   but you do not answer;and by night,   but find no rest.Yet you are holy,enthroned on the   praises of Israel.(Psalm 22:2-3)2 Chronicles 21:1-23:21Three bad rulers–Jehoram, Ahaziah, Athaliah. They…

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Jul 28 2014

John Meunier: My problem with pluralism

On Friday, I attended afternoon prayers at the local Islamic Center with my colleagues from CPE. After the prayers were over, one of the Muslim gentlemen came over to our group and started to evangelize us with stories about how … Continue reading

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