It Takes More than Counting the Sheep to Really Wake Up the Church

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in Blogroll, Economics, General Rant, Leading the Church, Leading the Local Congregation, Main, Memphis Conference, Methodism | 0 comments

The  Rev. Jeremy  Smith  at has discovered a method of providing narrative, subjective information to flesh out the cold hard data of Vital Congregations. Doesn’t sound like much, does it? But it most definitely is something big. Something wonderful, even. For the past year, there’s been a great deal of buzz on the interwebs and throughout the United Methodist denominational structure. The buzz has centered...

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Repost: Church Metrics are Bad? Does Not Compute.

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in Leading the Local Congregation, Main, Memphis Conference, Methodism, Society at Large | 0 comments

Logic seems to have failed some of us Methodists — probably because we aren’t Vulcans, or something like that. United Methodists all over the blogosphere and twitterverse are posting and tweeting logical fallacies right and left, mostly in the area of the recent Call to Action initiative that will be addressed at General Conference in just a few days. [The measure failed miserably, as did many of the resolutions that could not be...

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