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Listen or Not?

“You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they “are rebellious.” —Ezekiel 2:7 Go now to your people in exile and speak to them. Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says,’ whether they listen or fail to listen.” –Ezekiel 3:11 “But when I speak to […]

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Ordination in the UMC: Bible Study

A few weeks ago, I made a proposal to make publicly available the documents produced by candidates for ministry in The United Methodist Church. To that end, I have published my Bible Study for Admission to Full Connection and Ordination as Elder in the Kansas West Annual Conference. You can find the document online at I have […]

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Collaboration for Christmas

I find this to be beautiful and genius. How could the church be more like this? Operating with a particular plan, all moving toward one goal and the result being far greater than what one would be accomplish alone. Could sermons, worship, bible study, administration, committees work like this? Is it possible to be this […]