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Ponderings | Book Review: Kingdom Come

The latest from jasoncstanley.com: Kingdom Come: Why We Must Give Up Our Obsession with Fixing the Church – and What We Should Do Instead, Reggie McNeal, Tyndale Momentum, 2015. Reggie McNeal sets out to do exactly what the subtitle suggests. … [Read More...]

A Pastor's Thoughts | What is the Sabbath?

When I was growing up I was taught that Sunday was the Christian Sabbath. I really didn’t know exactly what that meant, nor did I know anyone who was not Christian. All I knew about the Sabbath is it was the day that we went to church. Over the years … [Read More...]

Joseph Yoo | The Time I Forgot My Bible…

A while back I attended a workshop at this conference. The speaker opened up with, “Please take out your Bible and turn to [book of the Bible].” Then he said, “And if you’re a United Methodist, please find someone near you to … [Read More...]

Kairos CoMotion Lectionary Dialogue | Psalm 113

Year B - Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth or Elizabeth and Mary MeetMay 31, 2015Psalm 113This Psalm was chosen to reflect John’s prenatal gymnastics and Elizabeth’s status of mother. There are also echoes of Miriam and Hannah and premonitions of Mary … [Read More...]

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The Zombie Apocalypse is Here

Let’s talk about zombies! Howzzat for a subtle segue into a “Skeptics Collection” post? I have a personal interest in zombies, because I am a big fan of the literature of zombie-apocalypse – “ZA” or “Zulu-Alpha” for hard-core aficionados. I watch the … [Read More...]

Sexuality and The Duggar Scandal

Is there anyone who has not heard the sad and scandalous news about Josh Duggar of 19 Children and Counting fame? The TV show has now been cancelled. Far more, that family has just had their carefully constructed and controlled lives deconstruct and … [Read More...]

Church Decline | Abandoned Church

5 ways churches inflicted pain on themselves

(RNS) Let’s be clear: The much-heralded “decline of Christianity in America” isn’t about God losing faith in humankind. It isn’t about losing our moral compass thanks to whatever you happen to loathe. It isn’t about fickle millennials. It isn’t … [Read More...]

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