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The week in review in the Methoblogosphere!
Bishop Robert Schnase writes on first appointments and safe landings.
Bishop William Willimon has good news by the numbers.
Is Jesus cool? Read Dale Tedder.
Andrew Thompson posts on the Worldwide Church amendments.
Joseph Slife writes on opposition to the restructuring amendments in the North Georgia and Holsten Conferences.
John Lomperis has some questions for those who support UMC Amendment #1.
A partial report from Daniel McLain Hixon on the vote of the UMC amendments from the Louisiana Conference.
The GBGM has bought a lemon according to John Montgomery.
Kevin Watson reflects on continuing the conversation.
Michael Daniel ponders negativity without exception.
Sky McCracken is going to Conference and thinking about the constitutional amendments.
Clifford Shufflebottom makes his debut for Mark Winter.
Beth Quick writes on Fred Craddock at the Festival of Homiletics.
Shane Raynor posts on Mark Tooley and Donald Miller.
Some thoughts on abortion from Kim Fabricius.
Brian Russell cogitates on the Magi as invitations for real life.
When life is a mess according to Ken Carter.
Andy Bryan presents his Annual Conference wrap up for 2009.
Sally Coleman ponders the need for vision.
Olive Morgan shares on the churches' concern over gains made by the British National Party in last week's European elections.
Dave Faulkner writes on the BNP and the European elections as well.
Andrew Stoddard posts reflections on Ruth 2:14-23, 1 Timothy 3:1-16, and Luke 13:18-30.
The future of the church-- Reflections from Tony Mitchell.
Kim Matthews wonders why the church itself seems to take a summer break.
Greg Hazelrig posts his thought for the day on 2 Corinthians 8:7-9.
Steve Heyduck asks, "Who needs diversity of experience?"
Ponderments on awesome love from Deb Spaulding.
Gerry Charlotte Phelps writes on the deceitfulness of riches. Best of the Methoblogosphere!
Matt Kelley offers his reflections on the shooting at the DC Holocaust Museum.
That's a plan for Questing Parson.
David Hallam says that it's time to stop the window dressing and get back to real politics.
There are no ladies in Dave Warnock's church.
Chris Roberts posts on the murder of the late-term abortion doctor George Tiller.
On making disciples of our children according to Jim Parsons. Best of the Methoblogosphere!
What does God expect of you... of me? Read Ken Hagler.
John Meunier reminds us that when the house is falling down there is no need to use the door.
"In Fulfillment of the Scriptures"-- A sermon by Mitch Lewis.
Craig L. Adams reflects on fruitful theological debate and the question of identity.
David Perry climbs up the craggy side of divinity.
Dave Camphouse wants to create a Google Church.
Does Jesus accept everyone? John Battern answers the question.
Scott McKay writes poetically on the sunrise.
Rick Mang has some thoughts on the art of preaching as an associate pastor.
Kathy James tells a love story.
Reflections on holy conferencing from Stephen Taylor.
Brian Vinson posts the results of the vote on the constitutional amendments from the West Ohio Annual Conference.
Abi Cartlisle-Wilke reflects on the demise of Lily Bear.
Lorna Koskela challenges us to step out into a new anointing.
When it comes to sin there is no fudging, says Betty Newman.
Jay Voorhees writes on the CMA Fest.
Pastor Cynthia is getting back in the swing.
Church committees are bodies not machines-- Thoughts from Jeremy Smith.
A sermon by Kevin Baker-- "More Than a Perfunctory Kiss."
Keith McIlwain offers a prayer for Annual Conference 2009.
A sermon on Trinity Sunday from Tiffany Steinwert.
Will Grady wonders what would happen if the gay debate were solved.
Take it with a good heart and don't fear the pain-- Will Deuel ponders the matter.
Marty Schwartz writes on his Sunday night healing service.
Michelle Hargrave is leaving on a youth/summer tour mission trip.
"Speak the Language"-- A sermon by Theresa Coleman.
Kurt Boemler posts on Wesleyanism and rethinking church.