Wednesday, August 4

Tag: United Methodist Church

Sunny Sunday – Confession

Photography, spiritual practice, Spirituality
Where is your light today? What is leading you? What is giving you hope? Joy? I am greatly disturbed by the events of the Trayvon Martin situation. This is not a commentary on whether he was legally correct or not, but on a society that makes it correct. I would like to simply offer a litany of the United Methodist Church that reflects the principles in our Social Principles. God in the Spirit revealed in Jesus Christ, calls us by grace to be renewed in the image of our Creator, that we may be one in divine love for the world. Today is the day God cares for the integrity of creation, wills the healing and wholeness of all life, weeps at the plunder of earth’s goodness. And so shall we. Today is the day God embraces all hues of humanity, delights in diversity and difference, favors solidari...

The Cure for the Church

Christianity, Church, Religion, United Methodist Church
I have heard all kinds of frustration within the blogosphere, twitter, and Facebook expressed at the United Methodist Church. It began during General Conference. There, nothing of consequence seemed to happen except further division. The angst, of course, was around human sexuality and the church's stance. No matter what side you were on, you were not happy. Oh, there was one thing of major import for clergy. Guaranteed appointment was eliminated. This shook the core of some of our clergy as they felt betrayed by the body they have spent their lives serving. Remember, if clergy is ineffective, we CAN remove them and will be able to remove them. So what was that vote really about? It doesn't matter what it was about since the decision was struck down by the judicial council. The one ma...