Aug 23 2014

thoughtfulpastor: Alone On the Trail: The Nine Mile Hike

About five weeks ago, I drove to Thousand Oaks, CA, so I could visit with my brother and his nephrologist. My brother is close to kidney failure and I wanted to explore the possibility of donating one of mine to him. We both sat in the doctor’s office, nursing our individual apprehensions. I was worried…

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Aug 23 2014

Joseph Yoo: The One Where We Get a Face Lift

Upgraded and updated the blog. Hopefully, if you subscribe, no more weird ads. At least for the year. A different look, just because.  As always, I’m grateful for all of you who take the time to read this blog. 

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Aug 23 2014

Methodist in-Formation: Come unity in Community.

This message was offered at Lee Memorial United Methodist Church on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Reading: Psalm 133 Let’s pray. Gracious God, in the moments to come, give me the words to speak and they the ears to hear that together, we might be inspired to not only speak but to live your Word in the world starting […]

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Aug 23 2014

Threads from Henry's Web: Resurrection, Poverty, Homelessness, and Death

My friend Chris Eyre writes about the reality (but not necessarily physicality) of the resurrection and discusses our preaching. Here’s a line from his conclusion:

But really, I think we probably should be preaching that you should follow Jesus irrespective of the fact that it may lead to poverty, homelessness and even death.

Probably when [...]

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Aug 23 2014

Threads from Henry's Web: The Priestly Trajectory in Scripture

Many people regard the idea of trajectories in scripture as largely a method of avoiding “what the Bible clearly teaches.” I believe that there are clear trajectories in the teaching of scripture, and that in those cases one must be careful that one applies the correct principle to modern times.

One such trajectory deals with [...]

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Aug 23 2014

John Meunier: Theology is practical

Theology, to be Christian, is by definition practical. Either it serves the formation of the church or it is trivial and inconsequential. Preachers are the acid test of theology that would be Christian. Alas, too much theology today seems to … Continue reading

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