Posts Tagged "religion"


A short video (5 min) about how progressives and liberals not only believe different things than conservatives and evangelicals … but they believe them differently. From Missions to Eschatology -they both believe different things and they hold those beliefs differently. Let me know your...

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  Here is the preview for this week’s Sunday School (Feb 18) U is for Universalism (preview) Come join the conversation at 9am in the Fireside Room   The resources links below may be helpful: McLaren’s christian take Prothero’s innovative non-academic take famous John Hick Knitter’s Theologies of Religion a christian take on multiple versions of ‘salvations’ Catherine Cornille on the impossibility of this whole thing...

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You may have seen that Vermont Hills UMC’s tagline is ‘a spiritual oasis’.  It has been both fascinating and encouraging to find out how accurate of a description this tagline is. I’ll be honest: we live in a cynical age and if you are not an accepting and welcoming church, people will grow skeptical of taglines and slogans. You have to be open and affirming of people’s journey and their uniqueness or it...

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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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