Tag Archives : response


#6qumc – Data (5 of 5)

6 Questions for The United Methodist Church is an open project and I have been encouraged by the response. If you are interested in data of participation from the project check it out at http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=r06wd0oDSanzEZ3I9gWArVQ&output=html Data for the day should be added in the morning. Feel free to use the data how you want. By […]


Integrating the Variegated Life of Theology and Ministry

Does that title make sense to you? It is going to make more sense to me this week. I am currently a probationary member of the Kansas West Annual Conference. I am in a time of preparation for ordination. One of the requirements for ordination is to respond to a series of theological questions in […]


Holiday in Hellmouth: God and Suffering

My first experience of reading from The New Yorker was James Wood article, Holiday in Hellmouth:God may be dead, but the question of why he permits suffering lives on. Although this article was a review of the book God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question — Why We Suffer by […]


In what way does God answer prayer?

I received the following email from a Resurrection attender this week. I have included my response below and some additional thoughts. It has been edited for anonymity Email Received: A friend of mine has a perspective on prayer that falls under what the internet refers to as Prosperity Gospel. She repeatedly says, “If I pray […]


Why were the disciples afraid to ask him when they did not understand?

I have had the opportunity to lead the Builders Sunday Morning Small Group for three weeks studying the gospel according to Mark. This question was from a breakout group studying Mark 8:31-9:1, 9:30-32 and 10:32.34. Another good question about fear. I could see the disciples feeling as if they should understand what Jesus was teaching […]


Is Peter acting out of fear when he rebukes Jesus for announcing he is going to die?

I have had the opportunity to lead the Builders Sunday Morning Small Group for three weeks studying the gospel according to Mark. This question was from a breakout group studying Mark 8:31-9:1, 9:30-32 and 10:32.34. I think that this is very likely. Peter makes a declaration that Jesus is the Christ or Messiah and then […]