Monday, August 21, 2006

Methodist Blogs Weekly Roundup # 79

Here's the week in review in the Methoblogosphere:

Allan R. Bevere wrote about the long-term scars left by people hurting each other in small ways and gender-selective abortion in India.

Christopher Gudger-Raines wrote about what Taize spirituality teaches about reconciliation.

Andy Bryan wrote about the UMC taking not cosmetic, but radical steps in order to bring younger generations into the denomination. He also wrote about what the church can learn from Solomon's prayer at the dedication of the Temple.

Andy Stoddard lectionary blogged for August 17 and 18.

Richard Heyduck has study questions for Romans 8: 9-17 and wrote about the sin we have by simply living in a broken world, the strong-willed barbarism of Hezbollah, and reviewed the book Render to Caesar.

Beth Quick wrote about her recent experience at a UMC clergywomen's conference.

Brian Russell wrote a commentary on Genesis 3 and that the key focus of Genesis 1-2 is God's creative power.

Bruce Alderman wrote about being a Christian moderate.

Richard Hall questioned whether the West really lives like it believes in democracy, and wrote about aying attention to the original intent of our favorite bits of proverbial wisdom, his experience working at a Sikh temple in the UK, and his theological and practical concerns about worship music.

Dave Morris wrote about taking comfort in being one of God's sparrows.

Dave Camphouse wrote about the risk involved in opening up the pulpit to personal testimonies.

Sally Coleman wrote about the transcendental model of theological contextualization and the evangelical term "knowing Jesus".

Steve Heyduck wrote about balancing patriotism and faith.

Sleepwriter wrote about whether Jesus was a liberal or a conservative.

Gavin Richardson wrote about turning worship services into spectacles in order to be seeker-sensitive, electronic communities, and the message of the TV show Laguna Beach.

Gerry Charlotte Phelps assessed the outcomes of the Israeli-Hezbollah War and Islamic hatred of the West.

Daniel McLain-Hixon wrote about the decline of secularism.

Greg Crofford wrote about the need for authenticity in photojournalism and faith.

Greg Hazelrig wrote about excitement in worship, as well as being unconcerned with how we appear when we worship.

Greg Lee preached on eschatological fears.

Guy Williams wrote about turning good churches into great churches.

Henry Neufield wrote about the impact of capitalization on Biblical translation, the difference between implementing and expressing a doctrine, and the scholarly (or unscholarly) quality of skepticism.

Chris Roberts wrote about how the prevelance of Bibles does not necessarily correlate to Biblical influence over our lives and the necessity of committing outselves completely to Jesus.

Jay Voorhees loves blogging gadgetry but not a particular online music store.

John Battern looked at the teachings of Bill Easum and Superman as a Christfigure.

Just As I Am taught about giving and generosity.

Ken Carter wrote about the Bonclarcken retreat center at Lake Junaluska.

Larry Hollon wrote about a UMC congregation in Chicago serving as a sanctuary for illegal immigrants.

Mark Winter wrote about Christians using bogus evidence to forward their agendas.

Matt Reed wrote about the cultural impact of the loss of a central narrative in American life.

Keith McIlwain wrote about the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Craig Moore wrote about authority in Biblical interpretation.

Michael Daniel wrote about the depletion of fossil fuels, giving God time to speak to us, and misusing the Wesleyan Quadrilateral to justify homosexual conduct.

Mike Lamson wrote about the utility of the concept of 'missionary' and how evangelism should take place in modern America.

Mike Voigts is a St. Bernard of Clairvaux groupie and wrote about his example of leadership.

Louie Gannon lived most of his life as a Fundamentalist Baptist, and is now learning what it means to be a Methodist.

Neil Bishop wrote about being a bivocational pastor.

Jared Williams wrote about episcopal model that the UMC follows and how Bishop Hopkins is responding to an emergent clergy group in the East Ohio Conference.

Padre Complex reviewed the movie Accepted.

Jason Woolever wrote about balancing work and family and the liberal reputation of the UMC.

Todd Bergman wrote about Spiderman's influence on his life.

ReligioNews wrote about uncertainty in ecclesial labels.

Theresa Coleman says that we're not living in the Kingdom of God, but the Kingdom of Star Trek.

Sandpiper wrote about finding God in Christian conversations, that people who fail at least tried, the UMC's open communion table, and dropping the limitations of logic when meeting God.

Sky Lowe-McCracken wrote that The Book of Discipline does not explain the theological basis for the UMC's expression of the episcopacy.

Lorna Koskela wrote about Satan's ownership of the world after the Fall.

Brett Royal wrote about the fallacy of distinguishing between the mind and the spirit in theological exploration.

Jonathan Marlowe questioned my professional integrity and wrote about the appropriateness of explicitly Christian prayers in the statehouse.

Dale Lature wrote about overstating threats to US national security.

Tony Mitchell wrote about the pressing need to seek wisdom.

Wes Whiddon wrote about the utility of pacifism and the UMC congregation in Chicago housing illegal immigrants.

Scott McKay wrote about nonconformity and the Gospel.

Kevin Baker wrote about why he is a United Methodist.

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Jonathan said...

You misunderstood my comment. I did not question your integrity. I said that my appeal to your integrity as a librarian did not work (meaning it was not successful in my attempt to persuade you). I explained this on the thread, but I'm not sure if you read it or not since you have not responded to it yet.

John said...

Then I suggest that you rephrase, because it sure looks like you're calling me a liar.

Jonathan said...

I believe that I already have rephrased, for the purpose of clarification.

Wes said...


There's an error in the url pointing to my post cited as "the utility of pacifism". I think it should be rather than pointing to Tony Mitchell's blog.