Does it take young people to reach young people? Does age matter when it comes to church plants?
Archives for October 2014
A great one-hour lecture on Religion and Doctor Who to make the scifi and religion geeks happy!
A proposed judicial review process to help with making better alterations to United Methodist doctrine and polity will help for the 2016 General Conference, but this blogger is pretty sure it would not have helped redeem the failed legislation in 2012.
Sitting closer to people in your pew makes you more attentive to one another, but that proximity also helps churches turn their diversity outward towards a common mission.
If the United Methodist Church is to speak with authority to the political issues of our day, we need to overcome the obstacles to seminary education and be able to take advantage of a second chance at constructive faith-informed political discourse.
As we seek to make peace with a Bible that has disturbing majority readings, we would do well to seek a minority report–a diversity of interpretations–to help inform what a passage means to us.
As religious conversation moves from the pews and the academy to the digital streets, we must carry our own values and norms with us rather than impose rules and regulations for debate that those outside of the power structure do not recognize.
In the past 500 years, the dance of technological advancement and church music has moved worship from a spectacle to participatory to a spectacle again. What will be the technology that brings it back?