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Recently Read: An evening of joy; a morning of tragedy: will we ever wake up?

by Christy Thomas We’d had the most joyful of afternoons. After two interminable weeks in a non-weight bearing foot situation, my husband’s bandage was replaced with a walking cast. Delighted, we went to out to dinner and watched a funny movie before bed. We retired without bothering to check the news. Able to stay in […]

Recently Viewed: Thomas Kemper at the Istanbul Airport During the Terror Bombing *UPDATED*

UPDATED 06/30/16 11:30am CT Istanbul Airport Hiding out amidst chaos Thomas Kemper was in the Turkish Airlines lounge when the bomb blasts went off. “Everybody started running and went in all directions,” he said. He ended up in a back room off the kitchen, where he hid behind some boxes with another man. “You have […]

Recently Read: Three Requests of My Centrist Friends – An Open Letter

By Rob Renfroe Over the past four years I have had the opportunity to be in dialogue with several leading “centrist” pastors. I have gotten to know them well enough to know that I like them. They are intelligent and thoughtful. They care about people and the vitality of the church. In fact, many of […]

Recently Viewed: Every person, no matter what, is loved by God…

“Every person, no matter what, is loved by God… I don’t know about you, but I can’t spend any more time on my knees. It’s time to stand and walk and live together, knowing that God’s love reigns and moves for all people in all places in all times.” – Dr. Andy Stoker ‪#‎AMEN‬ ‪#‎fumcdallas‬ […]

Recently Viewed: Best Practices of Safe Sanctuaries

Safe Sanctuaries: 10 Videos Safe Sanctuaries® is a “social structure that is consistent with the gospel” (¶122) allowing our sanctuaries, classrooms, mission encounters, camps and retreats, and all spaces where we gather to worship and serve God to be places of trust. These videos may be used as a series to introduce the more difficult […]

Recently Viewed: Message To General Conference Delegates

This is from Rev. Eric Folkerth pastor of Northaven UMC in Dallas, Texas. Friends: An important video, for General Conference Delegates. If you are one please watch. If you know one, please share. It addresses why we must address LGBTQ issues directly, and not rely on “restructure” or reframing.” ~ Eric         […]

UPDATED: Recently Viewed: Homeless, Not Voiceless (Dallas Street Choir)

Time for an uplifting moment. The Dallas Street Choir is a ministry in by the North Texas Conference area and directed by Dr. Jonathan Palant who is also the Director of Music at Kessler Park UMC in Dallas, Texas. Bishop Mike McKee says “Jonathan Palant is one of a kind! He started the Dallas Street Choir (Homeless,Not […]

Recently Viewed: Slaughter and Hamilton unpack civil religion

Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City, OH has recently published a couple of interviews between their Sr. Pastor, Mike Slaughter, and Adam Hamilton, Sr. Pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS. One of the topics they address is the prevalence of civil religion in American society, and how that can be […]

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