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The Unstoppable Force: LGBT Equality in the United Methodist Church

“Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Stand up in front of everyone.” Then Jesus asked them, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they remained silent. 887 more words


What We Believe Matters Part 5

Does the Bible really matter anymore? Is it more than a simple book of history? Is it even historical?

On the other hand is it inspired? 327 more words


Why the UMC is Such a Dismal Failure at Church Planting #UMC

It was a moment of amazing clarity as I suddenly saw why the United Methodist Church has such a dismal record creating successful church plants. I am defining “successful” as a plant that is showing extensive growth to the point of needing to plant satellite campuses within a few years, has a number of young adults and children participating in it, and is financially self-sustaining. 1,583 more words


Denton Mystery Worship Five: Sound Bites and Church Plants

They needed 14 million two years ago; this past Sunday, they only needed 2.4 million to see their vision come fully to life. Two years ago, the leadership of Valley Creek Church ( 949 more words


I Stand With Frank

Today, there will be a vigil for Pastor Frank Schaefer at the Isla Vista United Methodist Church as he (and we) wait for the final verdict to be given about his standing in the United Methodist Church. 1,107 more words

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