Posts Tagged "Methodist"


I want to thank everyone for all the support as I transfer in my ordination. I thought that some of you might be interested in the process. I know this is heady and nerdy but in case anyone is interested, I had to type of my ‘statement of beliefs’.  Here they are so far … Convey your personal beliefs as a Christian. I believe that the church is the body of Christ on earth. When Jesus ascended into heaven it was with a...

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September 6th begins Wednesday night Bible study with a twist.  Listen to a preview podcast here  We live in an odd time where the more people know about the Bible, the less they believe it and the less interested they seem in reading it … while the people who read it the most and claim to be ‘Bible-believing’ often know little about the Bible. This gap can be exhausting so a group of us have come up with a little plan to do something...

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Our bodies matter.  Bodies are key for what gets called spirituality in general and specifically bodies matter in christian worship. Many people have not thought about it directly but the central story of the entire christian faith is the Christmas story – as story about god becoming embodied. The word (wisdom of god) became flesh and dwelt among us.  Unfortunately for many in the 19th and 20th century, religion and faith became...

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Our theme for the month is Hospitality as we ‘get ready for guests‘ as a church community. One way that we practice hospitality is to prefer, or to prioritize someone else’s preference. As Methodists, we practice an ‘open table’ where everyone is welcome. That means I don’t have to be a member of the church, I don’t have to sign a doctrine statement, and I don’t have to be a Methodist in...

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