Apr 24 2014

Seedbed: How Should Methodism View Politics?

Wesley and his followers of the first 150 years or so did not deploy the institutional church for routine engagement in political specifics. Instead they produced Christians and citizens who understood they operated under God in a wider social accountability. Their faithfulness could bring blessings upon their nation, and their sins could contribute to divine judgment and social decay.

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Apr 24 2014

Greater Things Are Yet To Be Done: 40 Day Walk With God — April 24, 2014

Day 4 – MISSIONAL EXCELLENCE Mark 11: 22-24 Jesus responded to them, “Have faith in God! I assure you that whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown in to the sea’- and doesn’t waver but believes that what is said will really happen-it will happen. Therefore I say to you, whatever you […]

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Apr 24 2014

Virtual Methodist: Redeeming Violence?

Last weekend there were a number of celebrations of the Easter Rising that is seen as the key moment in modern Irish republicanism. Many of these celebrations had a greater “historical re-enactment” character than in previous years (which wer…

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Apr 24 2014

Begin Again: Time, Temporality, Teleology, and Telescopes

Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer: there is nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it can be safely exchanged for fidelity and happiness. – George Santayana As…

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Apr 24 2014

The Heart Of The Matter: Conversion Or Childhood?

I’ve been wrestling with a vexing question recently:Which has a greater impact on a person’s life as an adult: a dramatic spiritual conversion or the residual effect of their childhood?Here’s what I mean.  In 2 Corinthians 5:17, Paul makes one of …

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Apr 23 2014

Nothin' Sweeter Than Georgia Peaches: Finishing Last

This week, our kids are on spring break which means… Cottage Competition!The rec department takes over during the morning and afternoon activities for lots of silly games, races, relays, and fun!  We’ve had a lot of good laughs already and only …

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