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June 20, 2018

Mitch Carnell: Jimmy Carter's new book: "Faith, A Journey for All"


One of my birthday presents this year was accompanied by a great compliment. My son gave me Jimmy Carter's new book, "Faith: A Journey for All," and said, "Dad, this sounds like you." It was an over-the-top compliment, but I sincerely hope that it is true.
The Rev. Robert W. Lee IV Article

June 13, 2018

Rob Lee: Dear Uncle John - Suicide and the Love of God

The Rev. Robert Lee

Dear Uncle John, I lashed out the other day because of your life, because of my life, because of our shared experience surrounding suicide. I dropped the F-bomb to a guy who tried to say you and others who committed suicide were in hell. It came as a surprise to many on Twitter. The tweet now has some 219 thousand likes and I’ve found both critique and celebration in my language.
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June 13, 2018

Day1 Advisory Board Expands


The Alliance for Christian Media, parent organization of the Day1 media ministry, recently announced that 21 new members have joined its advisory board effective June 2018. The advisory board is composed of well-known pastors, scholars, professors, and other church leaders.
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June 11, 2018

Mitch Carnell: Complementarianism: A Separate-But-Equal Knockoff


An article I read recently extoling the virtues of complementarianism nagged at me. It would not let me rest. Complementarianism is a religious construct that deals with the roles of gender. The message is evil at its center.
The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb Article

June 05, 2018

Charley Reeb: Why We Loved the Royal Wedding Sermon: A Homiletical Analysis of Bishop Michael Curry’s Sermon

The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb (UMC)

Over the last few days it seems the whole world has been talking about a 14 minute sermon. In addition to being encouraged by the world’s response to this gospel message, I believe preachers can learn a great deal from Bishop Curry’s sermon. There are important homiletic elements to Curry’s message that made it so effective. Below you will find the full transcript of the sermon along with my commentary. Article

May 30, 2018

David Crumm: Marianne Borg on Rediscovering Marcus Borg through ‘Days of Awe and Wonder’

To borrow a couple of Marcus’s own earlier titles, this newbook could have been appropriately titled: "Meeting Marcus Borg Again for the First Time—Uncovering the Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary."
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May 29, 2018

Mitch Carnell: Say Something Nice Sunday June 3 -- Join the Movement


On June 3, all churches, all denominations and all faith groups are encouraged to join in the celebration of the 12th. Say Something Nice Sunday. Originating at First Baptist Church of Charleston, South Carolina, the movement has gained followers from almost every denomination across the US and some in the UK. Article

May 14, 2018

David Crumm: Matthew Kaemingk invites Christians and Muslims to envision a table as the core of healthy community

Humility is the first value trampled into the dust of America’s stormy political conflicts these days. So, we start our coverage of Christian ethicist Matthew Kaemingk’s thought-provoking new book by pointing out that Matthew identifies true humility as a foundation for healthy interfaith relationships. If you are among our readers interested in the promising new findings emerging in humility research—then this is a a book you need to add to your bookshelf.
United Methodist Church Article

May 11, 2018

Kathy L. Gilbert: Addiction, Mother’s Day and God’s grace

United Methodist Church (UMC)

Around 4 a.m. I hear Eli start his day with a tiny, sharp roar. Emily’s feet are shuffling across the creaking hardwood floor on to the way to the brown leather recliner. 'Stop, Eli,' she says, I can hear the yawn in her voice. Either he does or I go back to sleep until around 5:30 a.m. when my alarm starts buzzing. Article

May 07, 2018

David Crumm: David Finnegan-Hosey invites us to meet ‘Christ on the Psych Ward’

“Let me tell you a story.” Those are the first words in the Rev. David Finnegan-Hosey’s memoir, Christ on the Psych Ward, an inspiring book that should be read by anyone who cares about the future of congregational life in America. The personal narrative is David’s struggle to overcome his crisis with mental health. Along the way, he invites us to look at how churches can respond more appropriately to the millions of families facing these issues every year.