A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life

A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Saturday, February 24, 2007

The Methodist Blogs Weekly Roundup 2007.8 (#106)

Submit your post to umweeklyroundup@yahoo.com by noon EST on Saturday to guarantee that your post is included.

*Rules for Inclusion

Important Note: There will be no MBWR for the next two weeks. I leave next week for Havana to attend the General Conference of the Methodist Church of Cuba, where Bishop Pereira has invited me to be a guest preacher. Internet access in Cuba is quite an "iffy" thing, so I seriously doubt I will be able to post much, if at all. I will return on March 15 and will post the next MBWR on the weekend of March 17/18, so be sure to email your posts the week of March 11. I apologize for the inconvenience.

The week in review in the Methoblogosphere:

Will Humes posts his weekly poem entitled, "Simple Song."

Is the liturgical calendar still relevant in a post-modern world? Read Jared Williams.

John of Locusts & Honey has discovered definitive proof for Intelligent Design theory.

Henry Neufeld reflects upon the retirement of Marcus Borg.

Brett Royal writes on St. Augustine.

Kevin Baker posts twixt the mount and the multitude.

Do you have a personal Lenten plan? Mark Winter does.

Dale Tedder wants every pastor to have a shepherd's heart.

During Lent, Brother Marty is posting healing stories from the Gospels.

Sally Coleman writes on the healing Eucharist.

Andy Bryan has been recommended for ordination. Congratulations!

Josh Tinely believes people need to put more thought into the persons they vote for.

Is it possible to give up being in overdrive for Lent? Rev Abi asks the question.

Lorna Koskela reflects upon the fiftieth anniversary of a Russian speaking UM church in Tallinn Estonia.

Brian Russell writes on Matthew 4:17 (parts 1, 2, and 3).

Matt Friedeman posts the Tuesday morning evangelistic smack-down #21.

Some reflections on Lent from Richard Hall.

Beth Quick has some thoughts on paying attention during Lent.

Tom Scott preaches on "God's Valentine Box" from Acts 1:8.

The church community is a place of resurrection. Reflections from Kim "Sandpiper."

Barbara Lindgren writes on daily birth.

David Camphouse posts his sermon notes, "Behind the Veil."

Andrew Stoddard writes on Deuteronomy 7:6-11, Titus 1:1-16, and John 1:29-34.

The General Board of Church and Society met with retired and active United Methodist military chaplains. A post from Mitch Lewis.

Why do neo-hippies hype global warming? Ask Gerry Charlotte Phelps.

Greg Hazelrig posts his thought of the day on Job 42:6.

Lent is one of Keith McIlwain's favorite times of the year.

Matt Judkins asks, "What is Truth?"

On Ash Wednesday Brian Vinson made a decision.

Reverend Mommy is stuck with sickness and warm springs.

Art Ruch's children are not allowed to have black friends. Best of the Methoblogosphere!

Melissa Maine is "taking the plunge" during Lent.

Human beings need divine grace. Some thoughts from Andrew Conard.

Gavin Richardson writes on letters from those who have left the church.

Tony Mitchell posts on encountering God.

Language, metaphor, and the war in Iraq. A post from Jonathan Marlowe.

Betty Newman posts a prayer for a controversial meeting. Best of the Methoblogosphere!

Scott McKay writes on temptation.

Have a blessed Ashy/Dirty Wednesday! Some comments from Dave Morris.

According to Todd Bergman, Rocky Balboa is not bad for an old guy.

Gregory Lee was able to take a breather this week.

Jonathon Norman writes on Ash Wednesday and "forty unfried days."

Chris Kindle is singing the theme from Jaws in his head.

Ashes to ashes, lye to soap. A post from John Carney.
Steven Manskar writes on fasting as the most neglected means of grace.


Old Neocon said...

Thanks again for all your hard work on the RoundUp. Every week yet!

We will miss you while you are in Cuba. I was there 3 weeks in 1968. Will be very interested in your take on what it is like now.

You might take some "Lomotil" pills in case of "travelers flu". Or make a cup of tea with a pinch each of these herbs: Ajenjo, Hinojo and Salvia. A small charcoal water filter wouldn't hurt either.

Cuban Methodists are terrific too.

Go with God!

BTW, I'm fluent in Spanish and I was there 3 days before I could understand a word. Cuban Spanish is different!

They "eat" their consonants. Like "Bueno Dia" instead of "Buenos Dias" "Como 'ta?" instead of "Como esta?"

But the food is marvelous. Especially their fruit juices. And their ice cream. (Fidel loves ice cream, so naturally...)

TN Rambler said...

Once again, thanks for taking the time to put together the MBWR. May God be with you in your travels.


John said...

I always forget to submit a post -- and most of my posts are probably too frivolous for the roundup anyway -- but thanks for including me anyway this week.

Allan R. Bevere said...


You're welcome.

Allan R. Bevere said...



Allan R. Bevere said...


I have noticed the same thing about the Spanish in Cuba.

The food is wonderful! I agree.

The people in Cuba are hungry for meaning and purpose. The Methodist Church there is doubling its membership every two years; two thirds of worshipers on Sunday morning are under the age of thirty!

The church is in revival; every time I am there I feel as if I have been thrown right into the middle of the Book of Acts!

Andy said...


Thanks for you hard work, and God's speed in Cuba. We will be praying for you and for our sisters and brothers as well.


Brandon Alexander said...

Thanks for the roundup!

BTW am I still on the Blogroll? I run Praise Habit.