Tag Archives: United Methodist Church

Jon Powers, Marriage Equality, and the UMC

Rev. Jon Powers, chaplain at Ohio Wesleyan University, released the following message, which I share with you via Facebook: Dear Colleagues and Friends: This is a confidential and personal missive to you, which you may want to delete (and if you … Continue reading

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Revival and the Great Commission: our μετανοια vs our κοσμος

Our problem with the Great Commission is really quite simple. I know most of you are familiar with the passage, but let me cite it, highlighting three words we have trouble with. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven … Continue reading

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CTA Response: “So Where do We Begin?”

Dayton left a comment in the “Rigamarole” post, and my reply grew into this: Dayton, regarding your comments, 1) “there are no truly effective governance boards on a local level for lead pastors/superintendents/bishops, etc. We would need to overhaul the SPRC/Committee on … Continue reading

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UMC’s Democratic Process Dismissed as “Rigamarole”

When an organization’s executives approach a corporate change consultant, one of the very first things the consultant asks is how they want the organization to change. The consultant asks the client what kind of organizational culture they envision for the future. … Continue reading

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