Don Heatley tipped us off on this one at TheCooperReview.com. Must say that I have either been the perp of some of these actions, or witness each of them in church trainings, committee meetings, even annual conferences. Enjoy a good chuckle on this Wednesday morning.
(RNS) A recent survey found that 57 percent of Republicans agreed that Christianity should be established as the United States’ national religion. Not only would this violate the clear wording of the Constitution and the intention of the founders to keep religion and government separate, it also raises a difficult quandary. Whose Christianity? Of the estimated 1,500-plus […]
Some of the more popular posts we’ve been seeing, highlighting so that you don’t miss some of the goodness being shared. This list is a bit longer than others as we’ve been unable (for other job responsibility reasons) to digest everything that’s been shared lately. So we are just now catching up.. on Thursday. Forgive […]
(RNS) All the preaching, teaching, music and entertainment beamed by Christian TV and radio is primarily consumed by evangelicals and weekly churchgoers — the folks most often found in the pews. Meanwhile, 2 in 3 Americans are tuned out, a new survey finds. But Ed Stetzer, executive director of Nashville-based LifeWay Research, which released the data Wednesday (Feb. […]
The content embraced the heart and direction of children & youth ministry without bogging down in the day-to-day tick-list of things that already distract us from the heart of ministry – just big picture conversation around the theology, story, & rhythm of doing ministry with kids.
(RNS) “Martyr” is an old word getting new attention. Earlier this month, Pope Francis named Oscar Romero, a Catholic archbishop murdered in 1980, an official Catholic martyr, and the 50th anniversary of the Selma civil rights march reminds us of the martyrdom of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other activists. Then there are the recent […]
According to Google (cite image) there are not too many folks searching out what United Methodists believe about Jesus Christ. Apparently we have some folks with some interesting theology there (another blog post for another time I suppose). Dr. Stephen Rankin, Chaplain & Minister to the University at Perkins Seminary & SMU, tipped me off to […]
For what we can tell, Fern Creek United Methodist Church is the first UMC to accept Bitcoin as part of their online giving. What is Bitcoin you ask? That is sort of one of those million dollar questions. Simply put, Bitcoin is an online payment system. Technically speaking it is done in a peer to […]
I haven’t read but portions of 50 Shades of Grey. In fact it was rather humorous sitting around a friend kitchen table and reading portions to the other husbands gathered. It was an interesting scene. Without having read the books, or any plan to watch the movie, I have felt no need to pitch in […]
Jeremy over at Hacking Christianity has a pretty exhaustive guest post by Greg Nelson covering all the vantage points of the schism and unity plans for the United Methodist Church heading into General Conference 2016. Just a Taste: Yes, the battle has begun for the 2016 United Methodist General Conference. Not the battle over delegates […]