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Pope sends telegram to Methodist

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a message to the Methodist and Waldensian (Valdese) churches on occasion of their 24-29 August Synod in Torre Pellice, Turin, Italy. 21 more words

Fort Direction memories

My posting about Fort Direction prompted the following response from a friend:

“Well in 1961, and I can’t find any reference to it on Google, the Fort Direction site was lent to the Methodist youth whatever to have an Easter camp and I was there.  176 more words

Hobart

Fort Direction memories

My posting about Fort Direction prompted the following response from a friend:

“Well in 1961, and I can’t find any reference to it on Google, the Fort Direction site was lent to the Methodist youth whatever to have an Easter camp and I was there.  176 more words

Hobart

Mark Driscoll's Lesson for the UMC

Controversial uber-Reformed pastor Mark Driscoll is temporarily stepping down from his leadership post at the Seattle-based Mars Hill Church.  Following a great deal of controversy about his public and private behavior, he has agreed to a leave of absence to assess his ministry and allow time for the church to investigate a long list of charges against him.   346 more words

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Weekly Story: Franklin—On Whitefield

Weekly Story


Benjamin Franklin relates the story of George Whitefield in America.


Some of Mr. Whitefield’s enemies affected to suppose that he would apply these collections to his own private emolument; but I, who was intimately acquainted with him, being employed in printing his Sermons and Journals, never had the least suspicion of his integrity; but am to this day decidedly of opinion, that he was in all his conduct a perfectly… 1,658 more words

American History

Mabel (Bennett) Whittemore

Yesterday I highlighted Harry Whittemore, the closest common ancestor of the clan of Whittemore’s that held their reunion on Saturday. Today’s post is all about his ‘better half’, Mabel (Bennett) Whittemore. 105 more words

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What's Missing?

For the last few months, I’ve been following a blog called Via Media Methodists.  The purpose of VMM is: 1.”To offer an alternative beyond the current polarization in The United Methodist Church; 2. 180 more words

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