Laura Felleman

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Name: Laura Felleman
Date registered: August 21, 2012
URL: http://formandpower.blogspot.com/

Latest posts

  1. Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: Forgive me my lousy attitude — October 12, 2014
  2. Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: The Leisured Heart — September 30, 2014
  3. Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: Sung Repentance — September 22, 2014
  4. Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: What’s the point of the Methodists? — September 7, 2014
  5. Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: The Powerful Spirit of Methodism — September 6, 2014

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Oct 12 2014

Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: Forgive me my lousy attitude

Original post at http://formandpower.blogspot.com/2014/10/forgive-me-my-lousy-attitude.html


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Sep 30 2014

Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: The Leisured Heart

Original post at http://formandpower.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-leisured-heart.html


Another excerpt from Victorious Living by E. Stanley Jones.  The idea of being inwardly adjusted to the will of God appeals to me.  It brings to mind Luke 12 where Christ teaches his disciples that being rich towards God is the opposite of anxiously pursuing possessions.

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Sep 22 2014

Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: Sung Repentance

Original post at http://formandpower.blogspot.com/2014/09/sung-repentance.html


Repentance in the style of Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens.  What's your style?  

Mine usually takes the form of a mental rundown of the most recent examples of my finitude.  Lately that's meant a confession that I don't have God's perspective and don't know how my contribution fits into the whole.  This uncertainty is frustrating and humbling.  Instead of getting stuck in uncertainty, I ask for help to move forward in trust.  In other words, my attitude moves from Repentance to Faith.

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/09/sung-repentance/

Sep 07 2014

Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: What’s the point of the Methodists?

Original post at http://formandpower.blogspot.com/2014/09/whats-point-of-methodists.html


Link to a BBC Radio podcast that summarizes the history of British Methodism and questions whether it has a current missional purpose.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04fz4vb

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Sep 06 2014

Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: The Powerful Spirit of Methodism

Original post at http://formandpower.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-powerful-spirit-of-methodism.html


After finishing, The Word Became Flesh, I stared another E. Stanley Jones devotional.  About ten weeks into the daily readings, I realized that Jones was presenting a paraphrase of Wesley's teachings on Christian Perfection.  Below is an excerpt.  See if you don't agree with me that this is Christian Perfection in the vernacular of  the Twentieth Century.

Finding new ways to explain Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, and Discipline is one of the goals of this blog.  What do you think of the twist Jones puts on the doctrine of entire sanctification?

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Aug 31 2014

Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: The Homeless Church

Original post at http://formandpower.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-homeless-church.html


A "you are not alone" link.  Does your church fear for its future?  You are not alone.  The pic below is a link to a podcast about churches that are going through foreclosure proceedings.

What hope exists for a church after it becomes homeless?
  • If the church members worship a physical structure, then no hope exists.  Once the members can no longer afford their reason for being and lose their building, the church will disband.  It will feel like a part of them has died, and they will grieve the loss a long, long time.
  • If the church members worship a living Spirit, then every hope exists in Christ.  It will feel like a part of them has died, and in Christ they will experience a resurrection, a new life after death.
I currently worship in a coffee shop/book store.  I've also worshiped in a gym, a school cafeteria, a convention hall, as well as out-of-doors.  My experience shows me that worship does not require a certain type of building.  The Spirit will meet us anywhere we gather in Christ's name.

One possible benefit from this cycle of foreclosures-- maybe the experience will help us relate to others who have lost their homes.  If the homeless church can bear witness to hope in the midst of hopelessness, then maybe the source of that hope will become real for others.

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