Standing Committee on Faith and Order: What Happened? Or How Doctrine Teaches Us What to Care About

What happened to the standing Committee on Faith and Order, established, I think, by the 2008 General Conference? I looked at several UM websites to see what I could dig up and found precious little, except for announcements about the

Wanted: Virtuous Christians

(The following meditation I delivered in our campus Ash Wednesday service today.  God’s blessings on you.) The English language, like all languages, is a living, changing thing.  And sometimes its features are rather amusing.  Take, for example, contronyms, words with

Reversing the Implosion

In a previous post, I talked about United Methodism’s implosion.  Of course, we are not a building.  We are a people.  Hence, the implosion can be reversed.  What do we do to make the reversal happen?  It’s time for me

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