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, September 20, 2008

The Methodist Blogs Weekly Roundup 2008.28.169

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The week in review in the Methoblogosphere:

Melissa Yosua-Davis is asking for advice on pre-baptismal meetings with parents. Her post falls short of the Weekly Roundup four paragraph minimum, but this is an important question. So, all the Methodist pastors out there, please go to her site and assist a colleague in ministry.

Andrew Thompson writes on Sabbath-keeping.

Some thoughts from William Chaney on health, healthcare, and the mission of the church.

Daniel Hixon posts on an interesting proposal (pun intended, I think) on marriage in America.

David Hallam is a reluctant capitalist.

An analysis of the current financial meltdown from Gerry Charlotte Phelps. Best of the Methoblogosphere!

For Clix LeBlogger there is a certain amount of trust in the word "Father."

According to Keith McIlwain, the current debate in the United Methodist Church is Christological.

Stephen Taylor says, "Don't mess with the help!" Best of the Methoblogosphere!

Some thoughts from Joseph Yoo on watching yourself preach.

Five ways in which blogging has changed Jim Parson's life.

Paul's Missional Methods: Implications for the 21st Century Missional Church-- the third part of a series from Brian Russell.

Questing Parsons recounts the message in the basket.

Michael Daniel reflects on the real political heavyweights.

Olive Morgan writes on the free churches' call to pray and work for peace.

What do we teach them? A question from Kim Matthews.

Henry Neufeld reviews Richard Bauckham's book, Jesus and the Eyewitnesses.

Continuing thoughts from Tony Mitchell on education in America.

Andrew Stoddard posts reflections on Job 40:1, 41:1-11; Acts 16:6-15, and John 12:9-19.

Is there a church on the cutting edge? Read Sally Coleman.

Steve Heyduck asks the question, "What is human?"

Andy Bryan is emptying his head.

Theresa Coleman recounts St. Paul's shipwreck in pirate lingo.

Being Faithful in Persecution-- A post from Deb Spaulding.

Matt Judkins informs us in reference to what is going on.

Is Brian McClaren jumping the shark? Shane Raynor wants to know.

John Meunier asks, "Is it a task from God?"

Beth Quick reviews the book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.

Greg Hazelrig posts his thought for the day on Exodus 4:12.

Does it matter if your bread is stale? Read Kathy James.

Scott McKay writes on a dozen things he wish he knew at eighteen.

Reflections on outsider experience from Dave Faulkner.

Idolatry and Fear II-- from Kim Fabricius.

John Lomperis posts on the charitable giving of the presidential and vice-presidential candidates.

Mitch Lewis and St. Paul are standing firm in the midst of adversity.

Danny Gmyrek reflects on his father's memories.

"What's One Prayer?"-- A question from Betty Newman.

Jay Voorhees reflects on the unseen victims.

Josh Tinley writes on Tennesee's restrictions on out-of-state voting for college students.

Is the United Methodist Church in decline? Kevin Watson asks the question.

Steven Manskar reviews Scott Kisker's book, Mainline or Methodist?


Michael said...

Blessings to you, Allan, for doing this for us. There is some very good stuff out there I would otherwise have missed. Know of my gratitude.

Sally said...

Thank you again Allan for such a comprehensive list.