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 21, 2009

The Methodist Blogs Weekly Roundup 2009.6.185

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The week in review in the Methoblogosphere:

Dale Tedder writes on redeeming the time, part 3. Parts 1 and 2 are linked.

It has happened right before our eyes, says Andrew Thompson.

What do souls, congregations, and mission fields have in common with plowing, cultivating, and harvesting? Read Bishop Robert Schnase.

Scott McKay is contemplating less wireless for Lent.

Joseph Slife on John Ed Mathison on the future of the United Methodist Church.

Wii Fit/WIISpiritual Fit-- A post from Abi Carlisle-Wilke.

John Wesley and Andy Bryan want one hundred preachers. Best of the Methoblogosphere!

Beth Quick is returning to the North Central New York Annual Conference. Godspeed to you, Beth!

Kevin Baker reflects on how appointments are made in North Alabama Conference.

The mighty hand of Caesar according to Michael Daniel.

Guy Williams ponders remembering and forgetting.

Olive Morgan recounts the February meeting of the Methodist Council.

"Shine on Me"-- A sermon by Jim Parsons.

John Meunier asks, "Is there a coal cellar in Wesley's house of faith?"

Tony Mitchell preaches on "That Moment in Time."

Day 18 of Dave Faulkner's Sabbatical.

The continuing work from Questing Parson.

Kim Matthews reflects on evangelism without God.

Is the nature of grace shocking? Read Henry Neufeld.

Andrew Stoddard posts reflections on Isaiah 65:1-12, 1 Timothy 4:1-16, and Mark 12:13-27.

Steve Heyduck writes on ripples and the economy.

Is it good to tell the truth?-- A question from Richard Heyduck.

Deb Spaulding has some thoughts on running for your life.

Gerry Charlotte Phelps suggests that we are having a good, old-fashioned financial panic.

Greg Hazelrig offers a thank you and a prayer.

Concerns about biblical illiteracy from Richard Hall.

Sally Coleman ponders life, struggles, and hope.

Is The Wesley Report biased against the GBCS? Shane Raynor responds.

Ken Hagler tells the church planting fish tale.

Brian Russell makes sense of the difficulties of intermarriage and divorce in Ezra-Nehemiah. Best of the Methoblogosphere!

Ken Carter publishes the unofficial guide for candidates for UM ministry.

The trials of itineracy... 1800... from Kevin Watson.

David Camphouse contemplates the nature of the unforgiveable sin.

The UMC vs. Pro Athletes-- The play-by-play as given by Joseph Yoo.

Daniel Hixon writes on Evangelicals and Catholics together.

Keith McIlwain sees dead people.

Angel food, FBI, and IRS-- Reflections from Gary Wake.

What do you like about Methodism? Will Grady posts his thoughts here.

Mark Winter has questions for Lent.

Joy Perkett posts food for thought.

On why a Christian pastor conducts "secular" marriage enrichment events for soldiers-- Some cogitations from Mitch Lewis.

Dave Warnock contemplates why real men don't go to church.

Jeremy Smith publishes part 1 of "Progressive Church: Radical or Rational?

Some thoughts on Lincoln/Darwin Day from Matthew Kelley.

Gavin Richardson wonders what has happened to his blogging.

Denying Denying-- An affirmation from David Morris.

Rick Mang can't seem to get it out of his mind. So he wrote it down.

Theresa Coleman is musing about money.

A visual meditation for Lent from David Perry.

Pastor Cynthia is baking bread and casting bread upon the waters.

Art Ruch wants to make it quite clear-- he is no Libertarian.

Lorna Koskela could sing of His love forever.

The skandal-ous mission of the Board of Ordained Ministry according to Will Deuel.

Marty Schwartz contemplates the joy of healing prayer.