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Shot through the heart… and schism’s to blame

So often, we hear the actions of the Progressives in The United Methodist Church defended and the charges of schism ridiculed because “they haven’t left.” Indeed, as often is the case, “schism” is defined as “enact...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jul 28, 2016

Benefits of daily prayers

Luke 18 vs. 1 – And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; What are the lessons from this scripture? Prayer is a necessity. Prayer should be present continuous. 24/7. You cannot over pray. Bu...
by Save the World on Jul 27, 2016

Misplaced anger and the Council of Bishops

Rev. Chris Ritter has preemptly posted a response, somewhat, to the latest statement by Bishop Ough, the president of the Council of Bishops. Ritter still has his plans on the table — and so I’m going to take this moment to reshow mine, altho...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jul 26, 2016

Worship Wednesday – Let There Be Light

I’m loving the faith declarations in this song.  It inspires my heart and reminds my mind and soul who God is, that He is the one that speaks and creates. When You speak darkness has to bow Confusion has its final hour When You speak, mountain...
by One Passion One Devotion on Jul 26, 2016

Deliverance by the blood of Jesus

Psalm 27 vs. 7 – Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. Psalm 121 vs. 1-2 – I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven an...
by Save the World on Jul 26, 2016

Why do these people keep demanding a miraculous sign?

Why do these people keep demanding a miraculous sign? I tell you the truth, I will not give this generation any such sign. Jesus said this. Mark 8:12 Prior to … Continue reading →...
by Narrow Gate to heaven? on Jul 25, 2016

The French Dovetail

Today I had a few pieces delivered for my vintage furniture Designer Collection tonight and two of the items are vintage … continue reading...
by Stylish Patina on Jul 24, 2016

This is the Lord’s Day and Other Such Sayings

For those of you who have left the institutional church you will probably relate to what I am saying. After being out of organized religion for nearly three years now, some of the traditional and normal terms of the christianese language really both...
by Done with Religion on Jul 23, 2016

Your Abundance to Supply Their Needs…

Your Abundance to Supply Their Needs… “Brothers and sisters: As you excel in every respect, in faith, discourse, knowledge, all earnestness, and in the love we have for you, may you excel in this gracious act also. For you know the gracio...

Dear UMC: Please No New Denominations

Personal Note This is the first time I’m writing a blog post for Unsettled Christianity—or any blog post, for that matter. I want to thank Joel Watts for the opportunity to share these thoughts on Unsettled Christianity. Schism—a sad possibilit...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jul 20, 2016

Expensive Lies

John Wesley, in Sermon 90, classifies three types of lies: malicious, harmless, and officious. In regards to the latter, he writes, Concerning officious lies, those that are spoken with a design to do good, there have been numerous controversies in t...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jul 19, 2016

Making War

“We have been deluded into believing that there are two kinds of war, physical and spiritual, but there is only war . . . . Lucifer has bewitched Christians into accepting a subtle lie that has huge consequences. We say the Christian life is “lik...
by One Passion One Devotion on Jul 19, 2016

Then the righteous will shine like the sun

Here is another story Jesus told: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field. But that night as the workers slept, his enemy … Continue reading →...

Zambia, 2016, Part Three

Each morning after breakfast a team member was  asked to present a devotional. This was a great opportunity to offer thanks to the Lord and share some of the things that led us to be on the team. After devotions we were given instructions for the da...
by Doing God's Work on Jul 19, 2016

Kentucky, 2016, Part One

We are back with the Williamston, Michigan, Free Methodist Church to help out our friends at Oakdale Christian Academy in Jackson , Kentucky. The school is described in their website “http://www.oakdalechristian.org” as: Oakdale Chri...
by Doing God's Work on Jul 19, 2016

For she cares nothing about the path to life.

My son, pay attention to my wisdom; listen carefully to my wise counsel. Then you will show discernment, and your lips will express what you’ve learned. For the lips of … Continue reading →...

For she cares nothing about the path to life.

My son, pay attention to my wisdom;listen carefully to my wise counsel.Then you will show discernment,and your lips will express what you’ve learned. For the lips of an immoral woman are as sweet as honey,and her mouth is smoother than oil.But in...
by Narrow Gate to Heaven? on Jul 18, 2016

After Philando Castile: The Christian’s Calling

This is the text of the sermon I preached the Sunday after Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and five Dallas police officers were shot to death.     Michael Brown’s homicide in Ferguson, Missouri was almost two years ago. His encounter wi...
by Words on the Word on Jul 17, 2016

Road Tripping in Canada {GIVEAWAY}

Ok y’all, ‘fess up. Who’s already on vacation or been on vacation this summer? It’s all right. I’ll try not to sigh too loudly or look too green with envy. My turn is coming in August but whew, these beautiful summer days have me longing fo...
by Creative Cynchronicity on Jul 17, 2016

Responding the Morning After

Last night, by acclamation, the Western Jurisdiction elected as bishop a person who is unqualified according to the Book of Discipline (at least how many of us read it). It is directly against the wishes of General Conference and the remaining 98% of...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jul 16, 2016


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