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When We Hate One Another and Ignore the Real Issues of Justice and Mercy

I spent several hours recently perusing a couple of Facebook discussion groups primarily dominated by those who hold to a more conservative (read: no gays) theology than I do. 908 more words

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Set Free by the Holy Spirit

So last week we talked about being set free by God’s love and how awesome that is.  Hopefully, you’ve heard John 3:16 before, “For God so love the world that He gave His only son, that whoever believes in Him will not die, but have eternal life.”  That verse is used by many Christians because it sums up what we believe…  That God actually loves all the people on this Earth but that we are evil and do bad stuff so we can’t get near God because of all the bad stuff we’ve done.   845 more words

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Be Encouraged

Be Encouraged: Leadership Development
for GLBTQ inquirers & candidates for ordination
in The United Methodist Church

In April of 2015, candidates for licensed and ordained ministry in The UMC who also identified as LGBTQ gathered at Camp Aldersgate in Rhode Island for a weekend of support, growth, conversation, and strategy.  193 more words

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Methodist LGBTQ leaders respond to General Conference Commission meeting

The Commission on The General Conference of The United Methodist Church, a body of leaders planning the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon, made a special invitation to representatives of Good News, MFSA, Love Prevails, Reconciling Ministries Network, and The Confessing Movement to their April 20TH meeting. 462 more words

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Bible Leads: John 10:11-18

Bible Leads is a rendering of my sermon preparation: researching facts & cross-references, drawing up connections through personal experiences, art and music and discerning the essence of the text. 354 more words

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Food for Thought-How To Be A Freak* in Methodism

1. Reject the conventional wisdom of those who insist on telling the emperor his clothes look great.

2. Reject the conventional wisdom of those who insist the emperor is naked and there are no clothes in sight. 262 more words

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Devotional - John 10.16

Devotional:

John 10.16

I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. 523 more words

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