The Church is complicit in how its policies and practices affect the culture around people outside of the Church.
One pundit’s take on how Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary yields a fascinating parallel to the Church.
Fred Clark at Slacktivist unearthed a letter from Karl Barth that showed purity tests of orthodoxy existed in the 1960s and have found new birth on the Internet today.
How do we balance grace with accountability in a world where judgement moves at the speed of a tweet?
Lessons on outrunning dinosaurs are not applicable to the church, but our glimpse into the operations of Jurassic Park leads to some important leadership lessons for the church–dinosaurs or not.
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.
The secret’s out in my local congregation: I’m a nerd. So much so that now my own church members (some of whom are unaware of this blog) are sending me geeky theological stuff. Excellent! A church member sent me a link to Althan – Prayer Timings and Tracking, which is an app for our Muslim friends […]
Board Games are on the rise in recent years with the advent of European games that are intricate and involve different levels of skill than Monopoly, Guess Who, and other staples of American game cabinets. Also, Gamification (game theory applied to other areas of society) has become more of a thing in recent years due […]
Two speeches about church and social mediaForgive me blogosphere, I have sinned. It’s been 3 weeks since my last post. Real life gets in the way of blogging, just as blogging gets in the way of real life. It’s a balancing act and honestly I needed time to refocus after all the Beth Moore attention […]
Batman, Michigan, and the Call To Action #UMCIn Batman: The Dark Knight (2008 – IMDB), Harvey Dent is at dinner with Bruce Wayne and their respective love interests. They start talking about what role Batman plays in Gotham. Dent recounts what happens when a community is in crisis (script link – PDF): Natascha: But this is […]