After the Protest…Where Are You?

Posted by on Aug 31, 2013 in General Rant, Human Sexuality, Leading the Church, Main, Methodism, Society at Large | 3 comments

I have a problem with protestors. Not all of them. But certainly some of them. I’ve been a protestor a few times in my life. As a disciple of Jesus, it is important to me to stand up for those who have no voice. That’s a lot of what Jesus was about. This week, we celebrated the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. There, the Rev’d. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his immortal words, “I...

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Emergence Christianity: Now What?

Posted by on Jan 19, 2013 in General Rant, Leading the Local Congregation, Main, Memphis Conference, Methodism, Pop Culture, Society at Large | 1 comment

A few days ago, I posted an ‘catch-up’ article about Emergence Christianity. At the recent gathering in Memphis, Phyllis Tickle noted that the idea had been around long enough that we were now ready to decide if this is a movement or a conversation or something else altogether. Like the Mayan Long Count, things come to an end and start over. This is one of those points, according to Tickle. See the last post for details. I’m...

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