Monthly Archives: October 2004

More than 150 demonstrations took place in cities around Iran…

There is great social unrest happening in Iran. With the repressive regime, this is no surprise. Keep praying for the people of Iran.

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Politics or Pursuing Lost Souls?

In response to those who say Christians should tend to “lost souls going to hell” instead of “meddling” in the political arena… If we consider that doing something about “lost souls going to hell” to be what Jesus was about, … Continue reading

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Accountability and Christian Maturity

The insight that accountability to fellow believers is essential to growing in maturity as a Christian was central to early Methodism. Methodism survived beyond Wesley’s lifetime because of his organization genius, and that genius focused on developing structures to of … Continue reading

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Believing nothing, Part I

Once upon a time it seemed a good thing to many United Methodists that our denomination was not fraught with doctrinal disputes and narrowmindedness the way some are. The phrase, “The thing I like about being United Methodist is that … Continue reading

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Trial date set for openly gay Methodist pastor

If found guilty, Stroud could lose her ministerial credentials. Her church has established a legal defense fund to help her pay for church attorneys. If she’s confessed to it, how can she not be found guilty?

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Response to Al Qaqaa

At one time there were 380 tons of high explosives at this Iraqi base. Now (apparently) the explosives are not there. Kerry and his campaign are shouting high and low that this is yet more evidence of mismanagement by Bush. … Continue reading

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N.T Wright comments on the Windsor Report

This is only a tiny (the last) part of an extensive interview with Tom Wright, Bishop of Durham, Biblical Scholar, evangelical leader and member of the commission that produced the report. He brings up the very important subject of adiaphora … Continue reading

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Clergy rally against banning gay marriage

It has been more than 100 years since the Rev. Bernice Powell Jackson’s great-great-grandmother was prohibited from marrying her great-great-grandfather. She was Irish and he was black – mixed-race marriages were illegal then in Virginia. It seems odd to say … Continue reading

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Lyle Schaller speaks

Last Summer Lyle Schaller spoke to a group at the meeting of the Northern Illinois Annual Conference. His basic message is that that Conference, if they keep going in the same direction, will not be with us much longer. The … Continue reading

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A Great Hymn with one Bozo line

The third stanza of Henry Tweedy’s hymn, O Spirit of the Living God, contains a Bozo line – one line that makes me cringe every time I read it. Teach us to utter living words of truth which all may … Continue reading

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