Here's the week in review in the Methodist blogosphere:
Andy Bryan wrote about a forum on immigration that he held at his church. He also wrote that Jesus doesn't expect his followers to know everything, just to be faithful witnesses of what they do know.
Andy Stoddard lectionary blogged for May 26.
Chuck Russell wrote that Adobe's acquisition of Macromedia has not effected that company's focus on the non-profit market.
Beth Quick met a UM missionary from Ghana.
Brian Russell went to the Origins conference in L.A. and wrote about the sense of mission that God gave the people of Israel at Mt. Sinai.
Josh Tinley read 1 Kings 9:11-13 in the light over the homosexuality controversy and wrote that people shouldn't be judgmental of Pat Robertson.
CBRN wrote that the characteristics of the influenza virus suggest that species do not change beyond their type.
Dave Morris wrote about how he copes with depression, which he compared to a house whose damage is hidden from view. That doesn't mean that it isn't there.
Dave Warnock wrote about music composition software and the relative importance of doctrine in the church.
Derek Tang reviewed the movie The DaVinci Code and handicapped the World Cup. That's some sort of sport thingy that foreigners do. It looks like it involves kicking around a little black and white ball. I guess they don't have football over there and have to come up with substitutes.
Sally Coleman wrote about how big God is to forgive everyone who seeks him and embracing our weaknesses.
Steve Heyduck has learned that the more he knows, the less certain he is of his own correctness.
Greg Crofford advised airline travellers to check their reservations and wrote about Puritanical Christian morality.
Greg Hazelrig suggested that readers allow Jesus to move in with them. He also dreamed about the perfect church.
Greg Lee reviewed the movie The DaVinci Code.
Henry Neufield wrote about a Christian perspective on abiogenesis (the origin of the very first life form on earth), prayer as a political weapon, the effectiveness of Christian boycotts, excessive punishments for white collar crime, how Bible translators address different literary styles in the original languages, practicing form criticism with Isaiah 24-27, how much theological diversity is acceptable in the ordained ministry of the UMC, and that voters are responsible for the people that they elect.
Chris Roberts wrote about the proposed merger of the two Annual Conferences in Indiana.
John Battern wrote a really long post and I just didn't have the patience to finish reading it.
Just As I Am looked at the wisdom of parents and how we should respond to it.
Ken Carter preached on what it means to be grafted onto the vine of Christ and wrote about the defining characteristics of emerging churches.
Lake Neuron wrote about American Idol. Did I mention that the winner of that show and I went to the same high school? True story. Lake Neuron also wrote that our popular society and media are too militarized.
Larry Hollon wrote about the Catholic response to The DaVinci Code and the slow pace of recovery in New Orleans.
Matthew Johnson reviewed the new Mark Driscoll book.
Keith McIlwain wrote about the retreat center near Ft. Necessity, the ascension of the first female President of the Council of Bishops, that people shouldn't threaten the Dixie Chicks for their political views, and preached on the Ascension.
Craig Moore has learned some shocking facts about George Washington.
Michael Daniel thinks that many anti-illegal immigration activists have lost sight of what it means to be American and wrote about the response of Congress to the bribery investigation of William Jefferson.
Mike Hensley wrote about US energy consumption.
Neil Bishop wrote that Christians should engage the world, rather than hide from it.
At New Reality Blog, Jared Williams reviewed the new X-Men movie.
At Connexions, Richard Hall wrote that Trinitarian theology logically requires that our sin debt be paid.
Olive Morgan wrote about the impact of UK Methodist relief in the tsunami-stricken India, shoes made out of fish, and about some sort of university labor strike in the UK (near as I can figure out).
Padre Complex warned that pastors may be damaging their health by restraining their emotions for the saking of maintaining their 'game faces' (Best of the Methodist blogosphere!).
Pastor Laura wrote that all she ever needed to know she learned in Sunday School.
Pulpit Perspectives wrote about how taxation and gambling issues could effect education in Ohio and preached that an authentic church is one that encourages discipleship, sanctification, and the development of spiritual gifts.
Todd Bergman wrote that pastor/leaders should always seek to be infilled with the Holy Spirit if they wish to remain effective. He also said that Jesus kind of steals identities, but not of the esteemed, but of the loathed.
ReligioNews wrote about the importance of Christians responding to global warming.
Rereason analyzed the financial system of his school district and his tradition of planting American flags over the graves of veterans.
Theresa Coleman wrote about the reason why paper poppies are a Memorial Day and Veterans' Day tradition.
Sandpiper wrote that we must live a life of good works and holiness because we are thankful for the grace of God, the difficulty of letting go of ourselves in order to grasp God, that churches should have an open bar of grace, reviewed the new Philip Yancey book, and wrote about the phenomenon of sacred spaces and that life, including spiritual life, doesn't have to be complicated.
Lorna Koskela reviewed the book Every Woman's Battle.
Sky Lowe-McCracken wondered what the future of the episcopacy in the UMC will be.
Tony Mitchell introduced readers to the history of bowling.
Shane Raynor wrote about the importance of building new churches and what he wishes that he had known when he graduated from high school.
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