Sunday, October 29, 2006

Methodist Blogs Weekly Roundup # 89

Here's the week in review in the Methoblogosphere:

Allan R. Bevere wrote about textual changes in the early Church to limit the roles of women and that people aren't too busy to serve at church, they just have different priorities.

Christopher Gudger-Raines wrote about the Trek Bible study guide from the Mennonites. He also wrote about the difficulty of being a pastor that meets everyone's expectations of him.

Amy Yarnall wrote that we need to have an attitude of gratitude.

Andy Bryan wrote about social holiness from the character of Job and his understanding of God (BOOM ordination question).

Andy Stoddard lectionary blogged for October 24.

Art Ruch took the Theological Worldview test. I think that he's the only person in the Methoblogosphere who came up with 'Modern Liberal' as the top score. He also wrote about the Tennessee Senate race and Rush Limbaugh's most recent gaffe.

Bad Methodist wrote about a debate about a gay marriage referrendum in Arizona.

Beth Quick reviewed the movie The Departed and wrote about a recent convocation on clergy wellness.

Brad Smith preached on recogizing the authority of Jesus.

Brian Russell wrote about the compassion of ministry and the tension between saying that God is good and experiencing it in our own lives.

Bruce Alderman looked at the passage in Romans where Paul approves of government.

Conservative Seminarian wrote critically about Christian pacifism.

Dave Faulkner preached on why Scripture is inspired, useful, and fruitful.

Dave Camphouse is trying to get a handle on the emerging church movement.

Richard Rosenberger wrote about the use of female language to describe the Trinity.

Sally Coleman wrote about the concept of friendship in Celtic Christianity and how traditional expressions of God as male can be hurtful to women.

Steve Heyduck advised readers to take notice if God turns on their "Check Engine" lights.

Gavin Richardson wrote about the Episcopal episcopacy election in Tennessee.

Gerry Charlotte Phelps looked at human and animal parental instincts.

Daniel McLain-Hixon celebrated the feastday of St. Simon and St. Jude.

Greg Hazelrig wrote about submitting to God's control over our lives.

Greg Lee wrote about his experiences evangelizing at a farm fair and preached on living in the presence of God.

Guy Williams explored options for salvation of non-Christians (Best of the Methoblogosphere!) and theologically resolving such issues for good men like Gandhi.

Henry Neufeld wrote about being faithful to Jesus even when your opinions are unwanted, the Intelligent Design perspective that God explains that which science cannot at present, and the difference between Christian assurance and overconfidence.

Holy Pirate wrote about preparing children to take the Eucharist.

Jonathon Norman looked at the work of Candler professor Roberta Bondi.

Judy Callarman wrote about how teenagers relate to God.

Just As I Am taught that God answers prayers through us.

Lake Neuron reminded us to stay safe when popping popcorn.

Larry Hollon wrote about why he hates cats and about the miserable condition of the people of Mozambique.

Mark Winter wrote about a UMC spiritual gifts inventory and study program called Discovering God's Call.

Keith McIlwain wrote that the UMC should take a stronger stand against American wars in the Middle East (Best of the Methoblogosphere!).

Michael Daniel noticed that there are more than 10 Commandments.

Mike Voigts wrote that we are not Christians because of what we do, but because of what God does.

Jason Woolever wrote about Brian McLaren's view on Original Sin.

ReligioNews looked at the work of skeptic Richard Dawkins.

Rereason had a visit from a Kansas gubernatorial candidate to his Sunday school class.

Theresa Coleman compared pastors to different varieties of chocolate.

Richard Johnson wrote about the Christian imperative to love terrorists.

Sandpiper reviewed the devotional guide Beyond Words and wrote that God should be the center of worship, not us, and that the beatitudes are not about what God rewards us, but what we become when we follow Him, and that fear can be a stumbling block to us.

Brett Royal looked at precise definitions of the will of God, especially in the context of homosexuality.

Dale Lature looked at baseball's MVP this year, Bill O'Reilly's appearance on the Letterman show, and that Bush lacks credibility as a Christian.

Tim Sisk is getting to know his new Mac.

Wayne Cook preached about the servant heart of Jesus.

Tony Mitchell preached on Reformation Sunday about the need for another reformation.

Willie Deuel thinks that the media has been too harsh on the Dixie Chicks.

Lorna Koskela wrote about keeping your spiritual gas tank filled up and the road of spiritual maturity.

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UPDATE: Bad links fixed.

UPDATE: Lorna Koskela added.


John Meunier said...

The link to the theological worldview test goes to Andy Stoddard's blog.

John said...

Thanks, John. Fixed now.

Lorna said...

you missed me ... (though you visited and played!! weird)

anway I've been writing about

tanked up?
and running on empty

as a result of attending the global summit (leadership conference) in Helsinki last weekend.

really food for thought! (especially for overworked methodists!)

Art said...

Thanks John for pointing out my thelogical weirditude:)

John Meunier said...

Thanks John for pointing out my thelogical weirditude:)

I just want to know where you keep your Spong idol, Art. :)

gmw said...

Thanks for the Methobloggy award!