Consider this past week: Black Friday (which became Black Thursday this past year) is the day that you get great deals at brick-and-mortar stores. Small Business Saturday is the day where you shop at your local stores in your area and support your communities. Cyber Monday is the day where … [More]
Last month it was all the rage to talk about online communion (#onlinecommunion) in the United Methodist Church. Papers were written, a summit was called, twitter tweeted, and some outsiders looked on with either wonder or disgust. The end result: there were too many issues that made online … [More]
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Last night we had a DreamUMC chat. It's a twitter-based discussion that takes place for an hour twice a month and it has taken place ever since General Conference 2012. Yes, twice a month laity and clergy discuss United Methodist topics. Really. Last night, we discussed the Church Trials of the … [More]
Last month it was all the rage to talk about online communion (#onlinecommunion) in the United Methodist Church. Papers were written, a summit was called, twitter tweeted, and some outsiders looked on with either wonder or disgust. The end result: there were too many issues that made online communion problematic for the moment. A moratorium was […]
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