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Denton Mystery Worship Thirteen: Aggressive Church Planting, Acts 29 Network Style

Every Sunday morning, they unload their church from a trailer. Cushioned mats cover concrete flooring for infants and small children; colorful dividers keep the age groups separated. Sound and projection equipment is unpacked, connected and tested. A separate group arrives with the set-up crew for extended prayer. Greeters stand ready, information tables help define the…

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Part Two: Into the Sapphire Bubble

Note: this is the second of a three part post. Part One: Reflections on Retirement: Out of the Christian Bubble is here. Part Three, From the Personal to the Public, the UMC Disaster, is here. So this smart, successful and opinionated Polish/Catholic/Jew and I stand on opposite ends of the political divide. Hardly the only difference between…

The Church’s Gay Obsession and Our Hypocrisies #UMC

I simply stole that headline, “The Church’s Gay Obsession” from this superb editorial in the October 5, 2014, edition of the New York Times. Frank Bruni speaks eloquently of the Catholic church’s decisions to fire various teachers and leaders in Catholic schools and parishes because they were either in same-sex relationships or decided to marry their same-sex…