“Haters Gonna Hate”

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Human Sexuality, Main, Methodism | 1 comment

I was conversing with a friend this afternoon. He related to me that he had been blasted by a fellow blogger for his opinions. I wryly commented, “Well, as the kids are so fond of saying these days, ‘Haters gonna hate.’ Which means, of course ‘We now routinely assign the emotion of hatred to those who disagree with us.'” And that’s a sad truth. In a recent sermon, I suggested that we practice valuing the...

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This is Not “Taking a Real Stand”

Posted by on Jul 26, 2012 in General Rant, Main, Methodism, Pop Culture, US Politics | 2 comments

The Western Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church has passed legislation actively encouraging the infraction of our polity and covenant as United Methodists, particularly as United Methodist Clergy. From the document (linked above), which passed overwhelmingly at that Jurisdictional Conference: In response to our common belief that God’s grace and love is available to all persons, the Western Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church...

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Twelve Points of Connection within the United Methodist Church

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Main, Memphis Conference, Methodism | 0 comments

For those who are not United Methodist, the following is a summary of the Twelve Points of Connection within the United Methodist Church as presented by Bishop Ben Chamness at the 2012 Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church at Jackson Tennessee. The details are not extensive as this was intended to be a reminder to the delegates of the Annual Conference of the strength and power of our connectional system....

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