Monthly Archives: May 2006

Getting beat by the Lutherans

While many of our Annual Conferences will be taking up resolutions opposing the war in Iraq, the Lutherans are taking the opposite approach. They are sending their own troops! Driving through Waco this afternoon, I noticed a Lutheran Church, the … Continue reading

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Bishop’s Book List

If you’ve been following this blog, you’ve heard about the many changes happening throughout the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Bishop Janice Riggle Huie, our Episcopal leader, is not only providing energy, but also encouraging engagement with … Continue reading

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Pension Quandry

I would be happy to have some perspective on this. The Central Texas Conference, like many if not all Annual Conferences, will be establishing a new way of figuring clergy pensions for 2007. For more information about the new plan … Continue reading

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Selling Jesus

I remember listening to Keith Green back in the early 80s. In those days I thought he was a better speaker than singer, though it was the latter he was best known for. I remember hearing him inveigh against “Jesus … Continue reading

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Friendly & Loving?

We’re in the midst of some big changes. As of June 1 we’ll be part of the North District of the Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. The old Texarkana District will be history. Conference wide we’re seeing a … Continue reading

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Bi-Polar UM Ecclesiology

Perhaps you’ve heard the joke, “How many United Methodists does it take to change a light bulb?” Sometimes the answer is, “Change? What do you mean, Change?” The other answer is, “About a hundred. You need to set up a … Continue reading

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If jazz is blue, what color is U2?

Just finished Donald Miller’s Blue Like Jazz. It was a good read. Sometimes it was a great read, sometimes a less than satisfying read, so overall I’ll settle with good. For two reasons I really do recommend it to you, … Continue reading

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