Monthly Archives: January 2006

A Campus Group is “Too Christian”

A Christian group on a campus in England has been suspended for acting in accord with its principles. The Birmingham Christian Union has this strange idea that membership should be limited to Christians. Advertisements

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The North Alabama Conference Decreases Districts

The North Alabama Conference has now voted to decrease the number of districts from 12 to 8, following the same pattern as the Texas Conference, though taking it just a step further. Their Bishop, William Willimon, comments on their changes … Continue reading

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New Church Director – Job Opening

Here’s an announcement from the Texas Annual Conference. Note: I am NOT inside the loop on this hiring process, just a concerned by-stander. January 27, 2006 The Texas Annual Conference is seeking a Director of New Church Development to work … Continue reading

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Learning from North Point, part 6

I’ve had a bit of a hiatus from this series, but here we go again. The second of the “Seven Practices for Effective Ministry” is Think Steps, Not Programs. More than any of the other practices they mention, this one … Continue reading

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Can the UMC learn a lesson from a Women’s Basketball program?

Days after registering her mind-boggling 900th win as a college coach, Pat Summitt faced not just defeat, but a crushing defeat. The #1 ranked Lady Vols fell to the #2 Duke Blue Devils 75-53. To hear Summitt talk, it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Reformability of Islam?

Earlier in the month Hugh Hewitt interviewed Father Joseph Fessio on the topic of what Pope Benedict XVI has said about Islam. Here’s what Fessio said: Well, the thesis that was proposed by this scholar was that Islam can enter … Continue reading

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QB gets it right

Big Ben gets it. In an article for espn.com, Michael Smith writes about the relationship that has developed between Jerome Bettis and Ben Roethlisberger. Bettis, 10 years Ben’s senior, has become a mentor for the young quarterback. Of Bettis Roethlisberger … Continue reading

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