Sep 19 2014

Pastor Darian's Musings: The Gospel According to Phoebe: Telling the Truth

This is the second of a four-part series inspired by the TV show, Friends. While every character has their perks, the one who has taught me the most is Phoebe. Here is just one gospel lesson from her.In the world of Friends, all you need are a guitar a…

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Sep 19 2014

Hacking Christianity :: Rev. Jeremy Smith: Apple and Microsoft Have Failed Us

Both Apple and Microsoft have huge cash reserves that could be leveraged for social good. But is it their means or ends that we are concerned with, and how can we strike that balance in our own organizations?

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Sep 19 2014

SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: OFFERING CHRIST

The most mysterious element of the decline of mainline churches is our unwillingness to invite others in a gentle, authentic, and natural way. It’s as if we believe that what we have experienced in our faith journey is of no value. Somewhere the move…

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Sep 19 2014

RMNBlog: God created my body, trans* and good

By Brett Stadtlander At 11:33PM, I received a call from my best friend’s wife asking me to come over because my best friend (Jon) was upset and needed to talk to me. Luckily, I only lived a mile away and was able to throw on some clothes and head over. Apparently, Jon had been in a conversation about gender and sexuality that didn’t go well, and for him, those conversations are always personal. He always has a hard time separating those conversations from his transgender best friend. When I got there, I sat next to him. I didn’t have words…

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Sep 19 2014

Greater Things Are Yet To Be Done: Uniting in prayer for the persecuted church…

UNITING IN PRAYER FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH, IN THE SPIRIT OF ONENESS THAT CHRIST COMMANDED: ‘FOR IF ONE SUFFERS, WE ALL SUFFER.’ A guest posting by Dr. Joe Geary, Superintendent of the Paris District of the Memphis Annual Conference “O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted: you will strengthen their heart; you will […]

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Sep 19 2014

One Mile Mosser: Is it Worth the Climb?

Several years ago, one of my pastor friends lost a church member who had fallen off the side of a rockface. Earlier the same month at least a dozen people lost their lives during a helicopter crash as it tried to rescue climbers from K2, a mountain in the Himalayas, after an ice slide. Why would people take such risks and climb in such dangerous places? I think only those who dare to do what these folks attempted can answer such questions. “Unbinding our hearts” may be one way to share the excitement of the life of faith.

Several years ago, on some cable television station or another, I saw a program about the climbing of Mount Everest. However fanatical we might think such adventurers are, they still try to conquer the mountain. What struck me most was that the expeditions had a lot in common with the building of God’s realm through the ministries of the church. Leaders make mistakes and the followers get both tired and discouraged. The result, however, is worth the price—at least to those who are passionately faithful. May we enjoy the blessed journey together!

Come Worship
Stay Learn
Go Serve

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