Jul 30 2014

UMR: Scenarios for the Future of the United Methodist Church

In recent months there has been much talk about schism in the United Methodist Church. In the spring a group of 80 pastors threw the conversations on this scenario into overdrive just as many Annual Conferences were about to meet. Since then there has been much talk on-line about directions of the church and the call to […]

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Jul 30 2014

General Board of Global Ministries: Walking with Palestinian Christians Conference Offers Opportunities for Prayer and Presence

The August 7-8 conference offers ways United Methodists and Palestinian Christians can be present together for those affected by this conflict.

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Jul 30 2014

Pastor Patrick - Never On A Sunday: Bones Never Lie – A Review





A Review

I suppose there is a first for everything. For me, this was my first Temperance Brennan novel. For Temperance Brennan, it was a serial killer that could not decide whether home was in Montreal, Vermont, or North Carolina. Bones Never Lie would serve as a first for both of us.


Temperance Brennan had crossed my path before – but it was like in another lifetime. The TV show Bones, like many have noted, has little connection to the main character of the books, other than sharing the main character’s name and occupation. Regardless, I was not disappointed. The book was a thriller with just a hint of romance. What it did lack, sadly, was the humor that has become a part of the Bones TV show.


Temperance soon discovers that there is a connection between the young teen girls deaths in Montreal, Vermont, and North Carolina. What is not clear is the nature of the crime – is there a single suspect or a pair, working together; how does a body found in a barrel of maple syrup connect to the other crimes; how did the pedophile located near the center of many of the death connect to them all? Yep, Brennan was faced with questions that left her feeling unsettled.


Suspense, crime drama, thriller, quirky characters (some stable, some not so) all contribute to a weeks worth of good reading. Could I laugh as I read – hardly. But I could sit back and relax and try to be an amateur detective and see through the clues before Temperance Brennan and her friends did the same. Didn’t do that well either, but I did have fun trying.
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This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review.  The opinions expressed are my own.

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Jul 30 2014

General Board of Global Ministries: Help Support the Texas Border Crisis Response

Here’s what you can do to help United Methodist church efforts, from Laredo to Brownsville.

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Jul 30 2014

General Board of Global Ministries: In Liberia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Heads Ebola Task Force

Sirleaf, a United Methodist, called on Liberians to build awareness for prevention of the disease that has claimed 124 lives in her country.

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Jul 30 2014

General Board of Global Ministries: Help Support the Texas Border Crisis Response

Here’s what you can do to help United Methodist church efforts, from Laredo to Brownsville.

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