Could Louie Giglio Be Ordained As An Elder In The UMC?

By now many of you may be familiar with the brouhaha over Louie Giglio's invitation to and subsequent withdrawl from from offering the invocation at President Obama's second inaugural ceremony later this month.Giglio was originally invited to give the prayer...

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Proving A Point Or Shaping A Life?

I have recently realized that much of my bible reading is in order to prove a point.  If I am in a religious or political or cultural debate with someone, for example, then I'll just pull out my Scriptures, point out the relevant verses, and voila!  Point...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Rock Songs With Choir

In December of last year, the Kennedy Center Honors Program paid special tribute to Led Zeppelin as part of its annual show.And the highlight of that particular segment was the version of Stairway To Heaven led by Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart.  The Heart...

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Why We Are Doing “Home”

Here's why:  click on this link and watch the video.We played a slightly edited version of that bile-inducing footage during yesterday's message.  As you might imagine, the response was shock and disgust.And, I suspect, in some quarters the reaction...

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Home, Week 2 — Man Cave

Week 1 of Home was full of large crowds, high energy, and an exciting announcement.I wonder what Week 2 will provide as we go exploring in the Man Cave?Sunday.8:30.  10.  11:30.

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Politically Incorrect

I've been wondering about some things that people may think but are hesitant to say.  Including me.Here goes . . . .1.  If reversing 2,000 years of Christian teaching regarding sexual practice was the key to revitalizing the church as a whole, then the...

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The Heart Of Methodism

Some months ago, my cyber-friend John Meunier posted a marvelously brief summary of the heart of Wesleyan-Methodist thinking:All need to be saved.All can be saved.All can know themselves to be saved.All can be saved to the uttermost.Naturally, my first...

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Just Try It . . .

Yesterday we launched into Home, which is both a sermon series and a Radical Impact Project.  You can read more about it here.And the first message came from the concluding words of Jesus' Sermon On The Mount:24 Therefore everyone who hears these words of...

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Home Launches — “Home Decorating”

Homes. We build them, we buy them, we decorate them, we renovate them, and sometimes we even tear them down. But we all know that a home is really the sum of the relationships that take place inside it – the complicated web of roles and responsibilities that we share...

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