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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Oct 22 2014

Threads from Henry's Web: Link: Elgin Hushbeck on Hebrews

I’m posting this in the middle of the action, but Energion author Elgin Hushbeck, Jr. is blogging (and teaching) through Hebrews verse by verse. He’s in chapter 10, so follow it back to the beginning first if interested.

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Oct 22 2014

everyday theology: 2 of the 3 Reasons I haven’t been blogging much lately

As opposed to nostalgia as I am (here and here.  Better yet, check out The Way We Never Were.), can I admit to you that I kind of miss the days when I would post something more regularly? Once upon a time, I posted here 3-5 times a week.  That’s been almost my monthly average for the […]

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Oct 22 2014

Hacking Christianity :: Rev. Jeremy Smith: Would Judicial Review have saved the #CallToAction’s PlanUMC?

A proposed judicial review process to help with making better alterations to United Methodist doctrine and polity will help for the 2016 General Conference, but this blogger is pretty sure it would not have helped redeem the failed legislation in 2012.

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