18. And Are We Yet on Life Support?

Another ìProvocative Questionî Dr. Lovett Weems put before the Council of Bishops (see previous post, or access Lovettís website), is ìCan medical science continue to keep U.S. United Methodism alive?î At first, I chuckled with everyone else at Lovettís humorous way of describing the aging of the United Methodist Church. Then I began to reflect on something: In […]

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163. The Stack of Blogs

I’ve taken an unintentional sabbatical from the blog writing, and I apologize for that. My new book, Five Practices of Fruitful Living, has just been released and is now available from Cokesbury and Amazon, and in anticipation of this release we’ve been working to redesign and revamp the FivePractices.org website. The current website focuses entirely […]

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37. Assessing Hands-On Mission Projects

While attending a recent meeting, I had a delightful opportunity to renew an old friendship, and to catch up on her various ministries as a layperson in a large congregation.  She has a heart for missions, and offers her time, talent, leadership, and support to numerous excellent local church and conference-wide initiatives that involve youth […]

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