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Beguine Again | Mindful Monday: Take heart!

I’ve struggled with recurrent depression, generalized anxiety, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress most of my adult life. As a result, I often find myself with depleted emotional reserves from which to draw when new challenges, crises, or … [Read More...]

Thoughts of a Naked Alien | Peter on Mars.

While Peter spoke, the Spirit of God entered all who heard him. The humans who had accompanied Peter were shocked (and appalled?) that God's grace was for even Martians! They'd never heard any Earthling tongue, the Holy Ghost acted as … [Read More...]

Nikos | Sunday Worship Preview – May 10

Sunday, May 10 - (9:00 am & 10:30 Services) & Wednesday, May 13  (6:30 pm Casual Service @ Crossroads, 2095 Fair Avenue)Features - 6th Sunday of Easter & Mothers' DayScripture - John 15:9-17Theme - Jesus refers to … [Read More...]

Tuesdays with Morris | Abide in Me

The following message was shared at Centerville UMC in Centerville, IN on Sunday, May 3, 2015. The Scripture for the morning was John 15:1-8. In this morning’s passage of Scripture Jesus paints a glorious picture that his Jewish audience would have … [Read More...]

A Pastor's Thoughts | Orthodoxy vs Orthopraxy

Orthopraxy is usually distinguished from orthodoxy. Orthodoxy refers to doctrinal correctness, whereas orthopraxy refers to right practice. What we see in many of the Eastern religions is not an emphasis upon verbal orthodoxy, but instead upon … [Read More...]

Seedbed | Wallpaper Download: May 2015

“Come Creator Spirit” is an ancient invocation of the Holy Spirit used by the church for centuries. Download the free May 2015 wallpaper and use it as your smartphone background or desktop calendar. 1280×800 ; 1440×900 ; 1680×1050 ; … [Read More...]

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Digital Ministry and the Future of the Church

Digital Ministry and the Future of the Church

Digital Ministry" is the future of the church. God is at work in new spaces like social media. Technology informs culture more than ever before. What will it mean to do ministry in this fast changing world. This interview with Rev. Wil Ranney, a … [Read More...]

Inch Deep Mile Wide Faith

A Cure for Mile-Wide and Inch-Deep Religion

CORVALLIS, Ore. (RNS)  I am in this lovely college town to help a congregation discern its path forward. It faces challenges that many church leaders will recognize: leadership, finances, isolation from the surrounding community, not enough young … [Read More...]

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