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theology

Questions Answered: @utsdoc Talks @UnitedSeminary & @CopelandNetwork

My last post on the nature of the relationship between United Theological Seminary and Kenneth Copeland Ministries garnered a quick response from Dr. David Watson, Academic Dean at UTS. Here are a list of the facts I recounted in my blog: *UTS began it's academic partnership with KCM in 2010. *UTS hosted Kenneth Copeland to

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Questions Answered: @utsdoc Talks @UnitedSeminary & @CopelandNetwork

My last post on the nature of the relationship between United Theological Seminary and Kenneth Copeland Ministries garnered a quick response from Dr. David Watson, Academic Dean at UTS. Here are a list of the facts I recounted in my blog: *UTS began it's academic partnership with KCM in 2010. *UTS hosted Kenneth Copeland to

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Now, I’m An Activist: A Passionate Parson Finds His Calling

I am passionate about the things in which I believe. If you are a regular follower of my blog, you know that. What you also know is that I really only ever write about them. That changed on Friday afternoon. Just like you, the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School saddened me in a way

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SERMON from 12-16-12: A Response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Psalm 126 1 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,*
 we were like those who dream. 
2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
 and our tongue with shouts of joy;
then it was said among the nations,
 ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’ 
3 The Lord has done great things for us,


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SERMON from 9-23-12: “Bumper Sticker Theology: Faith Is A Journey–Not A Guilt Trip”

Psalm 32.4-6 4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah 5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the guilt

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SERMON from 9-16-12: Bumper Sticker Theology: “Falling Down Doesn’t Make You a Failure; Staying Down Does”

  *Based on a sermon series originally preached at First United Methodist Church in Mesa, AZ.   2 Samuel 11.2-4, 12.13   2 It happened, late one afternoon, when David rose from his couch and was walking about on the roof of the king’s house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; the

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Tooley, the United Methodist?: @TheIRD Prez Takes Aim At Moderation, Tolerance in Wake of Libyan Slaughter

  Mark Tooley carelessly criticizes caring Christians for cheap political and theological points, any chance he gets. Por ejemplo… Tooley’s latest screed was published by the American Spectator, and is a mush of attacks on conservative UM seminary deans, ecumenical group leaders and…”liberal religionists?”  Whatever that is… He even mentioned Terry Jones, the Florida pastor

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General Conference 2012 – #GC2012 – Highlights from Twitter

For those of us who are United Methodists, it is of significant importance to note that our legislative body is meeting in Tampa, Florida this week. For 40 years, the different issues surrounding the LBGTQI community will be under consideration–with differing and contentious results.  Also, a church restructuring plan is under consideration–endorsed by and fought

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SERMON from 4-1-12: “Jesus’ Final Week: Good Friday”

John 19.20-30 20 Many of the Jews read this inscription, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, in Latin, and in Greek. 21 Then the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but, ‘This man said,

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Your Dose of @CopelandNetwork Gobbledegook

#Faith comes by hearing and goes by saying. #Faith is released by your words. – Gloria Copeland — Kenneth Copeland (@CopelandNetwork) March 26, 2012 Alright, I have said some things in the pulpit that just don’t make sense.  However, Gloria Copeland had someone post this via Twitter.  This means someone–Gloria, her assistant, her assistant’s assistant–read

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