UM Insight--Perspectives

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Name: UM Insight--Perspectives
Date registered: March 28, 2012
URL: http://um-insight.net/perspectives/index.rss

Latest posts

  1. Perspectives: Is Church Planting Only for Those Under 35? — October 30, 2014
  2. Perspectives: The Kingdom of God Depends Not on Talk, But on Power — October 24, 2014
  3. Perspectives: LGBT Prejudice Mirrors Racism and Sexism — October 24, 2014
  4. Perspectives: Would Judicial Review Have Saved #Plan UMC? — October 24, 2014
  5. Perspectives: Trials and Tribulations — October 24, 2014

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Author's posts listings

Oct 30 2014

Perspectives: Is Church Planting Only for Those Under 35?

Original post at http://um-insight.net/blogs/jeremy-smith/is-church-planting-only-for-young-people%3F/


Does the UMC's Path 1 requirements for church planting "throw older adults under the missional bus?" asks the Rev. Jeremy Smith. What's your view on rethinking the under-35 leadership strategy for new church starts?

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/10/is-church-planting-only-for-those-under-35-2/

Oct 24 2014

Perspectives: The Kingdom of God Depends Not on Talk, But on Power

Original post at http://um-insight.net/blogs/geoffrey-kruse-safford/the-kingdom-of-god-depends-not-on-talk%2C-but-on-power/


United Methodist layman Geoffrey Kruse-Safford wants the conversation about the UMC to shift from debating the rules to discussing how to bring about God's kingdom on earth.

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/10/the-kingdom-of-god-depends-not-on-talk-but-on-power/

Oct 24 2014

Perspectives: LGBT Prejudice Mirrors Racism and Sexism

Original post at http://um-insight.net/perspectives/human-sexuality/lgbt-prejudice-mirrors-racism-and-sexism/


The Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell, a veteran of the Civil Rights era, finds that the United Methodist Church's anti-LGBT stances reflect similar historic prejudices against women and people of color.

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/10/lgbt-prejudice-mirrors-racism-and-sexism/

Oct 24 2014

Perspectives: Would Judicial Review Have Saved #Plan UMC?

Original post at http://um-insight.net/blogs/jeremy-smith/would-judicial-review-have-saved-%23plan-umc%3F/


Judicial review of proposed General Conference legislation might be a good idea, but there are some caveats, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith of Hacking Christianity.

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/10/would-judicial-review-have-saved-plan-umc/

Oct 24 2014

Perspectives: Trials and Tribulations

Original post at http://um-insight.net/perspectives/human-sexuality/trials-and-tribulations/


Attacks on LGBTQ people show the links between the church and violence, as the Rev. Frank Schaefer, now on trial again for officiating at his gay son's marriage, understood, writes the Rev. Vicki Flippin.

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/10/trials-and-tribulations-2/

Oct 24 2014

Perspectives: Refusing Both Options: Scripture and the Via Media

Original post at http://um-insight.net/perspectives/refusing-both-options/


Taking his cues from scholars Walter Bruggemann and Stanley Hauerwas, the Rev. Drew McIntyre contends that "literalist" and "progressive" interpretations of scripture are two sides of the same coin.

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/10/refusing-both-options-scripture-and-the-via-media/

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