Monthly Archives: February 2009

Dealing with societal corruption

In our prayer meeting yesterday one of the folks mentioned the barrage of corruption news lately. I knew where she was coming from. Companies, investment firms, political leaders – we were hearing of corruption in all these (and other) categories. … Continue reading

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Discipleship Goals #2

It’s easy to center the act of disciple making on what we do with individuals. But if all we do in our disciple making is work with individuals, we’re missing both the model of Jesus and what we see in … Continue reading

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Discipleship Goals #1

The mission of the United Methodist Church is to “Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Sounds good. But it’s pretty vague, especially given our fragmented theology. I thought it would be useful to explore in … Continue reading

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A Difference

One of the books I’m reading now is John Stackhouse’s Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World. He quotes David Martin as saying, “If I wanted to dramatize it I would point out that Mohammed was … Continue reading

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Is it good to tell the truth?

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Mission Movie

George & Becky went to Guatemala last summer. They were on mission with God. Here’s what they have to say. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3111374&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1George & Becky Join God in Guatemala from Richard Heyduck on Vimeo.

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Imitation better than the original

If only the Free Credit Report ads were this entertaining.

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