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Archives for December 2014
The Top 14 posts of 2014 yields three interesting takes on what people are reading and why this blog is filling an important role in online discourse.
The Harvey Potthoff Memorial Lecture Series is a lecture series given each year at Christ United Methodist Church in Denver, Colorado. Named in honor of their former pastor and Iliff professor, the series has had speakers such as Marjorie Suchocki (Process Theologian, Claremont VP), Jay Rundell (President, MTSO), and more recently Dr. Beldon Lane from St. Louis U. For […]
The UMC is offering an pension fund that screens out environmental and human rights violators. Is the fund a step towards divestment seeking justice, or just an appeasement of individual conscience?
Drawing on the iconic scene in “The Newsroom”, is there a need to acknowledge that Christianity has fallen short? That in many ways, we are not the Greatest and need to repent? Oddly enough, in honestly repenting we might become more attractive to a suspicious world.
The Rob Bell Show is coming out next week, and the myriad of evangelicals who think it will be heretical are legion. But how are progressives to view this show? Is there something to celebrate?
The West has been decried as the worst part of Methodism, not only because we are progressive, but because we cost too much. Unfortunately, that last accusation doesn’t hold water when the real numbers are examined.
Seriously: a VERY tiny number of women lead the UMC’s largest churches. Why is that? Why do we want female Bishops but not female megachurch pastors? What’s going on in the largest denomination in the world that affirms women in ministry?
Using Colin Woodard’s concept of the 11 Nations that founded the USA, can we apply that same cultural context to the UMC to draw out the dominant nation in our UMC?
May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and the exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom, and peace.