Wesmagruder

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Name: wesmagruder
Date registered: May 13, 2012
URL: http://newmethofesto.wordpress.com

Latest posts

  1. The New MethoFesto: Important Bridge Work in 2013: An End-of-Year Review of Daraja — December 30, 2013
  2. The New MethoFesto: Ramadan Redux: Why I’m Doing It Again — July 11, 2013
  3. The New MethoFesto: The End of the New MethoFesto — and a New Beginning — June 30, 2013
  4. The New MethoFesto: What #AltHolyWeek Teaches Us — April 3, 2013
  5. The New MethoFesto: Jesus. Alone. — March 31, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. The New MethoFesto: A Muslim/MethoFesto: Why I’m Observing Ramadan — 4 comments
  2. The New MethoFesto: Time to Leave the Church? — 3 comments
  3. The New MethoFesto: A Permanent Buzz: Day 6 of Ramadan — 2 comments
  4. The New MethoFesto: #snark is a Spiritual Gift — 2 comments
  5. The New MethoFesto: Preaching is Pointless Unless It’s Political — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Dec 30 2013

The New MethoFesto: Important Bridge Work in 2013: An End-of-Year Review of Daraja

Original post at http://newmethofesto.com/2013/12/30/important-bridge-work-in-2013-an-end-of-year-review-of-daraja/


The following is a year-end review of the work done in Daraja, the non-profit refugee ministry I founded with friends in 2012: We made it! We survived our first full year as a refugee empowerment agency! Words can’t express my ap-preciation for your support of Daraja’s first full year of operation in 2013, though maybe […]

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Jul 11 2013

The New MethoFesto: Ramadan Redux: Why I’m Doing It Again

Original post at http://newmethofesto.com/2013/07/11/ramadan-redux-why-im-doing-it-again/


I am blogging through Ramadan again, but at a new site: http://www.forthecommongreat.com. I hope you will follow me through these 30 days of fasting again. Here is the first post from that site:   I’m not a sadomasochist. Really. I don’t have a martyr’s complex either. I do not enjoy suffering. With that off my […]

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Jun 30 2013

The New MethoFesto: The End of the New MethoFesto — and a New Beginning

Original post at http://newmethofesto.com/2013/06/30/the-end-of-the-new-methofesto-and-a-new-beginning/


This is the end of the New MethoFesto blog. I have decided not to post anymore on this site, and instead, direct all traffic to a new site, For the Common Great, at www.forthecommongreat.com. When I originally began blogging at this site, I intended to comment on the direction and shape of the United Methodist […]

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Apr 03 2013

The New MethoFesto: What #AltHolyWeek Teaches Us

Original post at http://newmethofesto.com/2013/04/03/what-altholyweek-teaches-us/


Holy Week is supposed to be a painful time for followers of Jesus. However, I worry that it is painful for the wrong reasons. For many Christians, the suffering and death of Jesus is simply understood as a sacrificial act on our behalf. Jesus, though without sin himself, had to die on a cross so […]

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Mar 31 2013

The New MethoFesto: Jesus. Alone.

Original post at http://newmethofesto.com/2013/03/31/jesus-alone/


Today, I conclude my alternative Holy Week story. This creative writing exercise has profoundly impacted me. As I reflected on the Biblical story of Jesus, the radical, nonviolent nature of the Son of Man hit me in a powerful way. Tomorrow, I plan to blog about my conclusions as to what it means that Jesus […]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2013/03/jesus-alone/

Mar 30 2013

The New MethoFesto: A Cross for the Charlatan Formerly Known as the King of the Jews

Original post at http://newmethofesto.com/2013/03/30/a-cross-for-the-charlatan-formerly-known-as-the-king-of-the-jews/


The following is the sixth of a series of posts which offer an alternative view of Holy Week. A warning: this is just a wacky exercise of creative writing that asks the question, “What if it had all happened like this?” Chapter 6 Chuck spent most of the next morning busily chopping wood, measuring planks and assembling […]

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