Oct 22 2014

thoughtfulpastor: Denton Mystery Worship Six: A Nearly Perfect Experience

“The hour and forty minute service passed as though I had been there only a few moments.” Both my companions and I had the same reaction after discovering that the people of Friendship Baptist Church in The Colony actually lived up to their name, offering friendly greetings, hugs, handshakes and an experience of deep worship…

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Oct 22 2014

Disciple Dojo - JMSmith.org: Romans: The Letter That Changed the World (week 2 audio)

Hi Dojo readers, For those who cannot be here in Charlotte in person to attend the Romans class I’m currently teaching at GSUMC, here is the audio from last week’s session. We look at Paul’s diatribe with his hypothetical interlocuter and see what is arguably perhaps the very heart of New Testament theology: the continuity […]

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Oct 22 2014

General Board of Global Ministries: Mission Minute: Gary and Cindy Moon

Gary and Cindy Moon are missionaries from Los Angeles, CA who were born in Korea and since 2009 have served with the Thailand Mission Initiative.

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Oct 22 2014

RMNBlog: Clergy in the UMC never stood trial for racism, but they do now for love?

by Gil Caldwell A Suggestion for the Judicial Council as it considers the reinstatement of Rev. Frank Schaefer following his suspension and defrocking because he officiated at his son’s same sex wedding. The United Methodist Church in this time of charging, trials, guilty verdicts, suspensions and defrockings of clergy who officiated at same sex weddings, ought pause and consider the following: Bryan Stevenson, the Lawyer who is the founder of Equal Justice, a project devoted to ending the death penalty was asked this question in a “10 Questions” Interview in the October 27, 2014 issue of TIME magazine: “Do we…

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Oct 22 2014

The Heart Of The Matter: And THAT’S Why We Do What We Do

Last week, I received an email from a friend at Good Shepherd.  My friend is in recovery from alcoholism, so that is a frequent subject of our conversations together, and he knows how much joy I get from his journey to sobriety.Here’s part of his …

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Oct 22 2014

Mitchell Lewis: Millennials and Liturgy

In Confessions of a High Church Millennial, Erik Parker writes: For many of my 31 years in the church, I have been told that my generation is a group of moths attracted to the glitz and glamour of projections screens showing videos in church, electric guitars and drum kits playing the music we can hear […]

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