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Hurt Hearts, Frustrated Minds, Closed Doors: The People of the UMC

*First allow me to apologize for neglecting this blog over the last few months. I changed appointments and moved to a new community and so I have spent the last three months unpacking and getting to know my new parish. 708 more words


The "BEST" Part of the Worship Service

Do Christians have authority to dictate to the world what is “properly” the climax of the worship service?

It’s the music!

It’s the prayer(s)!

It’s the sermon! 425 more words


Temper-Tantrums or Conversation? #UMC

Healthy discourse is hard to come by, especially in contemporary forms of media in which the best way to get attention is through insult, rant, and hyperbole.   371 more words


UMC Leaders from Quezon City explores Migrant Ministry in Korea

United Methodist Church leaders from Quezon City Philippines Annual Conference East made a two week visitation to the Filipino ministries in South Korea last Sept 17 – 25, 2014. 263 more words

Denton Mystery Worship Three: The "Frozen Chosen" and the AME Church

Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2200 N. Bell Ave, Denton, shuttered its doors on Sunday, September 21, 2014.  Anyone seeking to worship there would have found an empty parking lot, no greeters, no worship about to begin. 1,268 more words


Senior Administrative Responsibilities Review

NEW: The report of the Senior Administrative Responsibilities Review Committee has now been publicly released and can be found here.

Former AUNBT president Jon Thompson has produced a useful summary and commentary for our members ( 12 more words


Coming to Lubbock

When the airplane took off, my country, my culture, language, friends, my children’s and wife’s world, my history, my ministry, 45 years of life and everything that couldn’t fit in 4 pieces of luggage were left behind forever. 788 more words