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Institute: Real Life Outcomes (4 of 5)

I spent last week at a youth camp, Institute 2010: God’s All Stars, which is a ministry of the Conference Council on Youth Ministry of the Kansas East Annual Conference. This post is part of a series reflecting on the week and making applications for the local church. I have a tendency, for good and bad, […]

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The Power of the World Cup

This weekend is the finals of the World Cup. This amazing sports event connects nations, continents and the world in a game of sport. What event similarly connects the church? I believe the Jesus’ incarnation and resurrection as well as communion and baptism are all key connections across the church. How do you respond?

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Will you come to Leadership Institute 2010? #li2010

I hope your answer is yes. This is Resurrection’s 11th annual Leadership Institute 11th annual leadership training event in which we hope to give away our best ideas. This year the focus will be on the future of the church. There are young adult and new church start discounts. You can find more information and […]


Resurrection Online Event: Kingdom of God

On Wednesday, January 13 at 12:00 noon central time, Resurrection Online will host our first midweek experience at At The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, we are in the middle of a worship series in which we hope to experience Jesus Christ using the gospel according to Luke as our guide. Pastor Adam Hamilton […]

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Blog Hiatus – Suggestions?

I am taking a blogging hiatus for the rest of the week. I will be traveling to a Kansas West residency event in the first part of the week and to visit Nicole’s family of origin in North Carolina in the latter part of the week. In the meantime, I am looking for your guidance. […]

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UMC Young Clergy – Online Community

Thursday and Friday of last week I was part of a gathering of 10 young adult leaders to discern best practices for supporting young clergy in the UMC. This grew out of conversations that began at the UMC Young Clergy Facebook group, video documentary on young clergy and the umc young clergy website. We named […]

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Justice Jam 2009

I invite you to Justice Jam 2009 this Saturday. This is a benefit event for Love146. From their website: The trafficking and rape of children for profit is one of the darkest stories on the planet. This physical, mental and emotional trauma leaves children broken and scarred for life. Interventions for these children are critical to […]

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unChristian Author at Resurrection

David Kinnaman, co-author of unChristian, is going to be at Resurrection next Tuesday, September 23 at 7:00 PM in the Student Center. unChristian is a research based look at young Americans’ perception of Christianity. I am looking forward to being a part of the event and hope that you will be able to be there […]

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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 […]

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Blog Action Day 2008

If you are a blogger, you should know about Blog Action Day 2008. From the website: Blog Action Day is an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion. […]