Tag: Methodism

Aug 01

Dear Bishops: Get Real!

Dear Bishops: Get Real!. Click to read the latest reflection from United Methodist Insight When does the phrase rethink church become as outmoded as Open Hearts Open Doors Open Minds ? When we stop re-thinking, I wonder if that time has come ? by

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Jun 16

How the Holy Spirit Made Me an Accessory to 1000 Hate Crimes ( and How I Hope to Clear Our Names) by Guest Blogger Chris Jorgensen

My thanks go to my classmate Chris Jorgensen for allowing me to share her words and to the Pastors and staff at Church of the Village for being a voice for those who for too long have had none. Thank you so much for allowing me to share this here. Accessory: In Criminal Law, contributing …

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Apr 27

How old is too old to join the clergy? – UMC.org

How old is too old to join the clergy? – UMC.org. My thoughts on the topic have also been submitted to the comment section of the UMC.org site. I think we need to be discussing much more than just ageism.  Is it not true that there are more second career Elders and Deacons who are …

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Feb 19

Wonder Day Six

As I thought about the word WONDER the title of a song kept running through my head. I hope you enjoy I wonder as I wander out under the sky How Jesus the Saviour did come for to die For poor on’ry people like you and like I; I wonder as I wander out under …

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Sep 05

I am a First Year, First Semester, M.Div.

The title above is how I have introduced myself more times than I can count over the last couple weeks. My first challenge of Seminary has not

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Aug 02

Same Sex Marriage in the United Methodist Church?

I came across an interesting debate this weekend on the Faith Experience website. Foundry United Methodist Church is located in Washington DC and is undergoing a “summer of discernment” about weather to perform same sex marriages in the church. Washington DC recently opted to allow same sex marriages within the city. Foundry is currently a …

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Jun 28

Where do Women Belong?

I was a part-time tomboy as a kid, the other part was frou-frou girly girl, and one of my favorite songs was “Anything you can do I can do better” from the Irving Berlin musical Annie Get Your Gun. In the song Annie sings with Frank, telling him that she can; shoot straighter, spell better, …

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