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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, January 26, 2008

The Methodist Blogs Weekly Roundup 2008.4.145

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The week in review in the Methoblogosphere:

Andrew Thompson posts some thoughts on the death of Heath Ledger.

Reflections on morning prayer from Craig Adams.

Jim Morrow and his wife Amanda have a son-- Jackson Erik Morrow! Congratulations!

Chris Roberts is now a dad for the fourth time. Chris, congratulations to you and your family!

Jim Parsons laments for a grandfather "who is not yet gone," but in "a place only God knows and can go." Best of the Methoblogosphere!

The calling of the disciples according to Mitch Lewis.

Josh Tinley wishes us a happy MLK Day.

Andy Bryan reflects on the MLK dream.

Gravel, mud, muck, and redemption-- A post from Sky Lowe-McCracken.

Brian Vinson responds to "A Small Church Manifesto."

John Battern asks, "What's the big deal with the reconciling network?"

What is grief like? Read Andrew Conard.

Beth Quick has a question on youth ministry.

Reflections from Dave Faulkner on ministry mismatches.

Christopher Gudger-Raines shares some thoughts on the ecumenical service of Holy Communion, shared between the ELCA, ECUSA and the UMCs of West Virginia.
Hymnal musings from Willie Deuel.

Gerry Charlotte-Phelps asks us to pray for Deb Saunder's son.

Two dangerous words according to Jay Voorhees.

It was a day of contrasts for Sally Coleman.

Isaiah 64:4 revised by Jan Kindle.

David Hallam reminds us that new churches bring in new people.

Marty Schwartz writes on small rural churches.

Not so rambling ramblings from Questing Parson.

Kim Matthews posts reflections on music and prayer.

Brian Russell poses key questions for a missional mindset.

Henry Neufeld has some words on silent witnessing. Best of the Methoblogosphere!

Mark Winter posts on his mission trip in Colima, Mexico.

How do you treat an unusual visitor in worship? Michelle Hargrave and her church obviously have a plan.

Some thoughts from Olive Morgan on Christians in a crisis of care for the homeless.

In his sermon for this Sunday, Tony Mitchell asks, "Where do we go from here?"

John Meunier is asking us to help him develop a Bible Study class.

"Life in Perpetuity"-- A sermon from Michael Daniel.

A thought for the day from Greg Hazelrig on the purpose of spiritual gifts.

Rick Mang is hoping to produce a children's worship CD. How cool is that!

Being Jesus according to Keith McIlwain.

It is The Year of the Bible for the folks at Abi Carlisle-Wilke's church.

Dave Camphouse on young adults on the rise.

Some thoughts on the historic episcopate from Kim Fabricius.

Andrew Stoddard posts reflections on Genesis 11:1-9, Hebrews 6:13-20, and John 4:1-15.

Ken Hagler writes on two-year-olds in church.

"Responding to the Darkness." A sermon for Holocaust Memorial Day from Paul Martin.

Steve Heyduck says to us, "Limp when you need to. Stop limping as soon as you can."

Matt Judkins writes on the perception and the reality of the clergy shortage.

Once again, John of Locusts & Honey is involved in shameless self-promoting.

"These are our stories, these are our songs." A post from Tiffany Steinwert.

Part one of a three-part study on prayer from Betty Newman.

Art Ruch writes on celebrity deaths. Do they come in threes?
Steven Manskar asks, "Is the UMC a missional church?"

Will Humes has received an answer to his post on waiting and patience.

Stephen Taylor is praying for the peace of Jerusalem in Jerusalem.


Pastor Chris Roberts said...

Thanks Allen.
But if having a fourth child and writing a meditation doesn't get me "Best of"... I mean what did these other bloggers do?

John said...

Minor correction: it was my co-blogger Larry who wrote that post.

Not that shameless self-promotion isn't something that I wouldn't do.

Michael said...

As always, Allan, my thanks for your willingness to keep this round-up going.