In the introductory post to this wonderful destination on the World Wide Web, I told you I was a Methodist. I am a Methodist for many reasons, not least because I grew up in the Methodist Church and I’m comfortable there. That’s why, when I decided to come back to church after a long absence, […]
There seems to be a lot of talk about the concept of social justice in the church. Even in the Methodist church (of which I’m a member), which has had a strong social justice bent since it’s inception, is experiencing debate on the subject. And, political pundit Glenn Beck has even weighed in on the […]
As I write this, I’m surrounded by a group of teenagers participating in the 30 Hour Famine. 30 Hour Famine, in case you’re unfamiliar with it, is a program sponsored by World Vision for youth groups around the world to raise money and awareness about hunger in the Third World. In it, the kids fast for […]
I’ll be honest, I had every intention of writing this post yesterday but outside forces conspired against me. Namely, faulty AC and a bad case of ADD. The AC’s repaired and I’m trying to put a lid on the ADD, with varying success. But, I’m finally here, so let’s get to it. My last post […]
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Lately, I’ve been reading a book by Steve Brown called “A Scandalous Freedom: The Radical Nature of the Gospel”. In it, Brown says that we are burdened with a standard of behavior forced on us by other Christians that God, himself, doesn’t require. We are free, he says, to screw up massively and God will […]
I want to talk about some words I’ve heard lately. They’re not very nice ones, either. No, not those, most of the common curse words aren’t near the problem some folks think they are. The words I’m talking about sound fine on their face, but when you look a little deeper at what’s really being […]
As this is my first blog post here, I want to lay out what I hope to accomplish here. I’m good Methodist boy and have been for a while and I spend a bit of time checking new and different theological ideas. Recently, through a friend, I was exposed to the NOOMA videos from Flannel.org. […]