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Seedbed | 7 Quick Facts about Independence Day

1. The road to revolution was paved by growing tensions between Britain and its colonies due to politico-economic differences, culminating in the Stamp Act of 1765, the Townshend Tariffs of 1767, and the Tea Act of 1773, all of which were heavy … [Read More...]

Thoughts of a Naked Alien | Be Present.

  Naked thoughts on Mark 6:1-13: He went home to preach. He went home a famous preacher. But they tried to bring him down - tried to "humble" him. Did he think he was better than them? They remembered when he played games with them. … [Read More...]

UMR | Renfroe: The Titanic sails at midnight

At its most recent meeting, the Connectional Table (CT) voted 26 to 10 to recommend radically changing global United Methodism’s position on marriage and sexuality (see “Dramatic Changes Proposed,” page 30). The Connectional Table — a leadership … [Read More...]

Ponderings | Sermon: Healing

The latest from jasoncstanley.com: This is the sermon I preached Thursday afternoon at Westminster Canterbury in Lynchburg for their Thursday afternoon Chapel. I used Mark 5:21-43 as my text.  You can also listen on iTunes’ Podcast app. Click … [Read More...]

salvaged faith | How long?

As I have sat each morning with my daily devotions it is wonderful to be immersed in one psalm for the entire week. What I find is that each day as I read it, a different verse or sentiment speaks to my soul. These past two weeks have included … [Read More...]

Willis Wired | Centre Grove’s Core Prayers

Some churches have a Core Purpose. Some have Core Values. Perhaps churches should also have Core Prayers! After writing my post on (personal) Core Prayers awhile back, it struck me that Centre Grove UMC has (community) Core Prayers. I included them … [Read More...]

John Meunier | Not the healthy but the sick

Thoughts come to me in odd places some times. I was sitting in the back of a used bookstore in town Wednesday night. I was just sitting and listening to the people in the store. Downstairs, a group of teenagers were playing a role playing game, … [Read More...]

everyday theology | Ban the Ban!

This just in: TVLand has banned Dukes of Hazard reruns! Ok, technically, that’s just not right.  A TV channel doesn’t “ban” shows.  A TV channel chooses which shows to air and which not to air. So, to say that TVLand has … [Read More...]

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Fear to Fail…or Succeed

This morning, while working on Sunday’s sermon about needs, selfish desires, and worry, I found myself thinking about the fear of failure…and the fear of success. Due to my career in ministry, most of my thoughts center on the church. … [Read More...]

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Youth 2015 challenged to GO ON . . . with mercy

I don't know about anyone else here at Youth 2015, but I know I'm dragging a bit. There has been a lot going on, and the simple act of walking through this immense hotel and convention center can be draining (according to Google Fit, I've been … [Read More...]

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An Interview With Bishop Gary Mueller

During last night's worship, the communion service was led by two of our United Methodist bishops, Bishop Peggy Johnson of the Philadelphia Episcopal Area, and Bishop Gary Mueller of the Arkansas Episcopal Area. Bishop Mueller sat down with us for a … [Read More...]

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A Pre-Worship Update….

Wow! Day 2 at Youth 2015 has been action packed, and I confess that I've gotten behind in updating. After leading a workshop on the Internet and discipleship, I then watched Anna lead over 200 girls in her workshop, #Likeagirl, which looked at self … [Read More...]

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Anna’s Take on Day 1

Hey guys, this is Anna. My dad has been doing most of the writing so far, but I'm here too and want to share my experience. Youth 2015 has been really great so far. Tonight's opening service and it was amazing. My own youth group unfortunately … [Read More...]

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