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Postscript to Portland

I’m almost afraid to admit it, but I think I came away from Portland if not quite “surprised by joy,” to quote C.S. Lewis, at least somewhat cautiously optimistic. 433 more words

Not Calling for a Split

I’ve made no bones about the fact that I’m not a lifelong Methodist. I grew up in another denomination and at some point I began to question what I was being taught and what I had always believed. 962 more words

Random Thoughts And Ramblings

Poured into our Hearts

But hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.

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UMC: A New Way

On the heels of General Conference 2016, there are many, various, and legitimate concerns and hopes regarding the Bishops’ establishment of a commission to study human sexuality in ways that take us beyond the current impasse, while at the same time preserving the unity of the denomination. 580 more words


Sunday Leftovers - Jonah (You Never Know)

In Jonah chapter 3 – God teaches Jonah that you never know what might happen if you do what God calls you to do. To Jonah, the odds seemed impossible, but with God’s power, working through Jonah, the impossible became the possible. 179 more words

UMC General Confernece/The Prodigal Son

My dad told me once, that “God works with our decisions.” What an interesting concept, but an important one. In this one statement my dad expressed both the pain and the hope that comes with our choices. 1,576 more words