A Conversation about the Meaning, Symbolism and Responsibility of Baptism One of the great privileges that I have as a United Methodist preacher is offering the sacrament of Christian baptism to individuals and families connected with the local church. I like to meet with the individual or family in advance of the service to hear their […]
In the post, Responsibility and authority, Seth Godin (picture to the right) inspired me to suggest a change in the phrasing used at the ordination of every United Methodist Elder. The post is short enough to warrant reposting: “Many people struggle at work because they want more authority. It turns out you can get a lot done […]
Prelude is another great post about a return trip to Vietnam by the Kansas City District Superintendent. Six Keys to Being Excellent at Anything is simple and solid advice. Responsibility and Authority makes a good distinction and provides solid guidance. A statistic with which I was not familiar at Congregate!
Some of the hoopla around guaranteed appointments is around the question – How do you determine what makes for an effective clergy person? That’s easy. Straight from paragraph 340 of the Book of Discipline, an effective clergy person will… love God and love their neighbor. preach, teach, lead worship and engage people in witness. provide […]
I had some great questions from Discussions on The Shack and wanted to respond to one of them today. Yes. Responsibility is mentioned in the Bible. According to a keyword search at http://tniv.info “responsibility” is mentioned 12 times. It may be different in other translations. Look for more responses on Monday…