Methodist Emotion

Most of us in this current era assume that Methodists and emotion have an uneasy, awkward relationship. Now: Good Shepherd has its share of worship enthusiasm.  There's clapping, amen-ing, and even the occasional "WOOH-ing," especially at our 11:30 gathering.  So,...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Hills I’ll Die On

Have you noticed people want you to take a stand these days? To make your decision, your position, your viewpoint known. It's true in politics, it's true in theology, and it's true in Methodism. And in thinking on these things I've realized that there are some topics...

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Value Of A Soul Launch — “Precious”

How much is a soul worth? Yours?  Mine?  The one belonging to the person you don’t know and likely will never meet? What is the ultimate value of that part of us that endures, literally, forever? Those are some of the heavy questions we’ll address during The Value Of...

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What Fitness Training & Spiritual Health Have In Common

One time several years ago, I was at the local YMCA and while doing my little workout eavesdropped on a couple of guys doing their big workout. And one said to the other, "If you work on the stuff no one sees, you really help what everyone sees." In other words, if...

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Nooks & Crannies, Week 4 — Help For Going It Alone

So we wind up Nooks & Crannies this Sunday in an unexpected place:  what do you do when you're the only adult trying to discover meaning in the massively small places in your home and in your relationships? What does it look like for single adults and single...

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Some Nooks & Crannies Worth Considering . . .

As the Nooks & Crannies series nears its conclusion, these reflections on marriage and family from Anna Quindlen's memoir Lots Of Candles, Plenty Of Cake bear repeating:   If a marriage is to endure over time, it has to be because both people within it have...

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