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, March 06, 2010

The Methodist Blogs Weekly Roundup 2010.6.217

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The week in review in the Methoblogosphere:

Dave Nichols is seeing through a small hole.

Dale Tedder and his wife are raising their daughter up in the Lord.

John Carney reflects on worship as a No-Twitter Zone.

Some thoughts and a request for help in understanding difficult Bible passages from Pat LaPorte.

Are we thinking ahead? Whose job is it? Two important questions that Sky Lowe-McCracken is asking the church.

Mitch Lewis writes on Lent as a corporate activity of the church.

Bishop Robert Schnase loves Sunday mornings! Best of the Methoblogosphere!

Thoughts from Bishop William Willimon on cruciform preaching.

Bishop Robert Hoshibata posts on hunger in these challenging times.

Shane Raynor believes that the UMC needs real reconciling ministries.

Jim Parsons ponders cheap grace and costly grace.

"Blind Indulgence"-- a sermon by Michael Daniel.

Henry Neufeld asks, "What would a successful UMC look like?"

Are you feeling the strain? Read Pam Webster.

Should atheists be choirmaster? Daniel McLain Hixon cogitates on the question.

Dave Perry counsels us to use the whole palette of our being.

Chris Roberts reflects on the second week of Lent.

Gavin Richardson is speaking and talking here and there.

Faith... culture... no problem... a post from Joel Betow.

Olive Morgan writes on church leaders urging politicians to take the pledge.

Have you ever been hung out to dry? Read Deb Spaulding.

The yearnings of a crazy heart according to Ken Carter.

Dan Dick deliberates on ReDo, UnDo, DoDo.

Joseph Slife posts on Dumbarton UMCs announcement that it will defy church law and perform same sex weddings.

Angela Shier-Jones comments on when Jesus came to church.

Joseph Yoo wants churches to quit undermining youth ministry.

Riding along with stress-- reflections from Questing Parson.

Richard Heyduck says, "Thanks! Mom and Dad."

Steve Heyduck confesses to being a hypocrite.

Greg Hazelrig posts his thought for the day on Luke 5:13.

Ponderments on transformational forgiveness from Kim Matthews.

Dave Faulkner comments on Easter Number One.

David Hallam reflects on unexpected guests at two Methodist Churches.

Andy Bryan posts a note to his foster kids. Best of the Methoblogosphere!

Do you preach or teach from Genesis 1-11? Brian Russell reminds us that we should.

Mad musings from Sally Coleman.

Dave Camphouse reports on the upcoming Change the World Webinar.

How many bars have you closed down? Lauren Porter wants to know.

Jeremy Smith revisits the tyranny of the SEO Church.

Andrew Conard will be ordained at Annual Conference. Godspeed Andrew!

Will Grady asks, "How do you teach children the Bible?"

Can we have holiness without biblical morality? John Meunier ponders the problem.

Brian Vinson posts on learning something new.

Did you know that Thomas Aquinas can explain your mortgage? Read Dave Allen.

Blake Huggins wonders if Brian McLaren goes far enough on narrative overlays.

"The Fruits of the Vineyard"-- a sermon by Tony Mitchell.

Andrew Stoddard posts reflections on Genesis 42:18-28, 1 Corinthians 5:6-6:8, and Mark 4:1-20.

Silence is golden, writes Lorna Koskela.

Kevin Watson is presenting a paper at the Wesleyan Theological Society.

Kathy James on journeying in Lent.

Three faith shaping questions from Cathy Turner.

Will Deuel ponders an inglourious problem.


John Meunier said...

It takes me a long time just to read this list, Allan. I can't imagine how much time it takes to put together.

Thank you.

Allan R. Bevere said...

Hi, John... I have been blessed with the ability to read quickly. Whether or not I understand what I read... that is another matter.

Thanks for your comments.

Joel Betow said...

Allan, I too appreciate the effort you make for the Weekly Roundup, fast reading speed or not. Even though I took an Evelyn Wood speed reading course about 25 years ago, my comprehension reading speed remains at about 200 words per minute. In my head, I vocalize all words and I haven't been able to get away from that mode.

Allan R. Bevere said...

Thanks for your comments, Joel-- and thanks for your thought-provoking posts.