Recently Read term image

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 […]

Recently Read: Church Memorializes Homeless Woman

The custodian of Spring Woods United Methodist Church in Houston Texas found a woman sleeping in a cove of the church. Seeing the woman sleeping the custodian left food and another blanket for her and leaving her to sleep. After a few hours, and noticing that she and the food had not moved they realized […]

Recently Read: ‘Out of the pulpit, onto the pavement’ published a story a few days ago profiling Annie Allen, the pastor at the Turning Point UMC in Trenton, NJ: “And it’s not because they’re dumb,” Allen said. “They know there’re no jobs out there.” “People are not dumb, but they’re hopeless, and the church is one place that offers hope,” Allen said. via […]

Recently Read: When Covenants Compete in the UMC.

Jeremy Smith, Minister of Discipleship at the Portland First UMC, and prolific blogger at Hacking Christianity, weighs on the issue of competing covenants: But the point is that in all these cases, the person is placed before the Covenant without negating the importance of the Covenant. When covenants conflict, one does not have to look […]