Sep 18 2014

UMR: Will the Catholic Church change its stand on marriage and divorce?

Pope Francis made headlines this week when he officiated at the weddings of 20 couples, including some who had been living together and a woman who has a daughter from a previous relationship.

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Sep 18 2014

UMR: The NFL and the church share the same culture of silence on abuse

Too often, it can be easy to assume that some issues are less prevalent in the church. We forget that, as a collective of individuals shaped by the culture at large, sin is indiscriminate in whom it touches.

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Sep 18 2014

General Board of Global Ministries: Health Services and Justice

Thomas Kemper considers the disparities in access and quality of care in health services in the world and urges United Methodists to take them on as issues of social justice and advocacy for the global church.

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Sep 18 2014

David F. Watson: A Sermon on Wisdom

Recently I was invited to preach at worship during our master’s intensive at United. The theme for the week was Wisdom.    Prov 24:1-14 Do not envy the wicked, nor desire to be with them; 2for their minds devise violence, and their lips talk of mischief. 3By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding…

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Sep 18 2014

SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: OUR AWESOME GOD

The majesty, magnificence, and might of God are far beyond description. No human language has words that are adequate to articulate who He is. He exists beyond the reach of time and space and inhabits eternity. Poets, artists, composers, and authors all attempt to put words and pictures around this awesome God, but even their best efforts fall woefully short. Psalm 148:13 says, “Let them praise the name of God — it’s the only Name worth praising. His radiance exceeds anything in earth and sky.” (The Message) “His radiance exceeds ANYTHING in earth and sky.” Isn’t that a relief? We praise God because He is bigger than we can understand.

– Kay Warren in Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn’t Enough


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Sep 18 2014

Mustard Seeds: Red Band Society- First Look (TV Review)

Everyone has two stories: the one they want you to hear and they one they don’t.–Charlie Within the opening vignette of FOX’s premiere of Red Band Society, I’m hooked. I’m talking belly laughs…and a deep perspective on life that makes … Continue reading

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