Dean Snyder

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Name: Dean Snyder
Date registered: October 9, 2012
URL: http://revdeansworld.blogspot.com/

Latest posts

  1. Dean's World: Before the clergy covenant became sacred … — January 30, 2014
  2. Dean's World: Thank you for the outpouring of support for Frank and his family! — January 16, 2014
  3. Dean's World: Why Foundry Church loves Frank Schaefer — December 24, 2013
  4. Dean's World: Tired of spin: The defrocking of Frank Schaefer — December 19, 2013
  5. Dean's World: Pastor Frank Schaefer to preach at Foundry Church — December 9, 2013

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Jan 30 2014

Dean's World: Before the clergy covenant became sacred …

Original post at http://revdeansworld.blogspot.com/2014/01/before-clergy-covenant-became-sacred.html


I was rereading a book today by one of my favorite Methodist historians John H. Wigger. The book is Taking Heaven by Storm and the chapter I particularly focused on is his chapter on the conflict about slavery within early American Methodism. I came across these examples of  regional ecclesiastical flexibility: 1. At the 1804 General Conference, the conference approved a proposal to print

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Jan 16 2014

Dean's World: Thank you for the outpouring of support for Frank and his family!

Original post at http://revdeansworld.blogspot.com/2014/01/thank-you-for-outpouing-of-support-for.html


Foundry Church invited a love offering for Frank Schaefer and his family after he was defrocked Dec. 19 by the Board of Ordained Ministry of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church for not agreeing never to do a same-gender wedding again.  11:00 service and panel discussion will be live-streamed. To me, the most chilling argument during Frank's trial took place in

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Dec 24 2013

Dean's World: Why Foundry Church loves Frank Schaefer

Original post at http://revdeansworld.blogspot.com/2013/12/why-foundry-church-loves-frank-schaefer.html


Pastor Frank Schaefer and the Foundry choir We had scheduled Pastor Frank Schaefer to preach here at Foundry Church on Jan. 26, 2014, but when I heard that his ministerial credentials had been taken away from him in a 20-minute meeting of the Board of Ordained Ministry of his conference last Thursday, Dec. 19, I immediately called him and invited him to preach at Foundry the very next Sunday,

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Dec 19 2013

Dean's World: Tired of spin: The defrocking of Frank Schaefer

Original post at http://revdeansworld.blogspot.com/2013/12/tired-of-spin-defrocking-of-frank.html


Pastor Frank Schaefer The jury sentence imposed on Pastor Frank Schaefer was craftily composed. The jury was not going to punish Pastor Frank. Whatever consequence he suffered would be his own choice. In effect, the jury's sentence said: We aren't going to punish you; you have to decide if you are going to punish yourself. We aren't going to do anything bad to you; you have to decide if you

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Dec 09 2013

Dean's World: Pastor Frank Schaefer to preach at Foundry Church

Original post at http://revdeansworld.blogspot.com/2013/12/pastor-frank-schaefer-to-preach-at.html


Pastor Frank Schaefer will preach at Foundry on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at 9:30 amnd 11 a.m. with a Q and A session to follow. Everyone is invited!

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Dec 06 2013

Dean's World: An interview with Rev. Dr. Cheryl Anderson, author of "Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies"

Original post at http://revdeansworld.blogspot.com/2013/12/an-interview-with-rev-dr-cheryl.html


Cheryl B. Anderson teaches Old Testament at Garrett Q. Dr. Anderson, we are looking forward to you being our special speaker at Foundry for Dr. Martin Luther King Sunday, Jan. 19. Could you summarize for us how literal interpretations of the Bible help legitimize the oppression of women, the poor, racial/ethnic groups, LGBTQ people, and those of other faiths in our world today?  Dr. Anderson

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