Jul 22 2014

Grand Rapids District: Peru Mission 2015

Jody Pratt (Grand Rapids District) and Judy Bruun (Wisconsin Conference) announce the 5th Peru VIM trip . The group […]

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Jul 22 2014

UMC Lead: I Will Not Pray For Peace

  The morning headlines have weighed heavily on me–tension mounting between Israel and Palestine, children being kidnapped from school and sold into slavery, civil stability in Iraq seemingly dissolving like the word “Peace” written on the beach too close to the shoreline. We pray for peace, but for what are we really praying? When I […]

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Jul 22 2014

Sandpiper's Thoughts: Workers in the Vineyard

Matthew 20:1-16.  The day had been a long one.The sun had pounded heat into his skin,burning with its impact.Sweat had tracked into his eyesand down his back.He could feel the stab of blisterson his hands and feetas his heart forced bloodto his ac…

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Jul 22 2014

Rev. Brent L. White: Rob Bell, Richard Rohr, and the “Jesus tea-strainer” in action

Years ago, when the New Atheists were still a cultural force to be reckoned with, I watched a debate on YouTube between an atheist—I can’t remember who—and a Christian apologist. They reached the point in the debate at which the Christian apologist said, quite correctly, that apart from God, objective morality can’t exist. At this point the […]

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Jul 22 2014

Mitchell Lewis: A Covenant Model for Atonement

This cup is the New Covenant in my blood. In First Things, Peter Leithart reviews Michael Gorman’s The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant. Gorman proposes a “covenant model” of the atonement (in contrast with substitutionary … Continue reading

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Jul 22 2014

Sunday's Child: Reflection on readings for July 22

I love you, O Lord, my strength.The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer,my God, my rock in whom I take refuge,my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,so shall I be saved from m…

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