Facing the real ultimate challenge

Another Facebook comment I wrote under a UMNS link (here)  on Facebook has prompted a longer reflection that seems fitting as a blog post.  It addresses the frustration I feel with the “theological obfuscation” in which  Christians are habitually engaging. “To become a church that makes disciples of Jesus Christ equipped to transform lives, communities , and the world” is hard Continue Reading

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Looking for a new, functional, attractive but supported theme for WordPress

Prosumer seems to have been abandoned (probably for quite some time).  I need to stay current.  I have a few customizations,  especially WP Social Login, that I’ll have to move some code that is manually inserted into some theme pages.  But I want my Social plugins to be extensible,  so that I am no longer so dependent upon that custom code, Continue Reading

The ultimate assault upon unity

“God created all of us to dwell together in unity”  from A.M.E. Council of Bishops Demand Action to Confront Racism in the U.S. linked from UMNS Indeed. Which also includes all of creation. ALL is created to dwell in unity. The very earth works that way. When we disrupt that unity, all hell breaks loose. So we must fight all disruption. Continue Reading

My challenge to UMComm and all church Communications agencies

I posted this comment to UMNS Facebook post on UMComm (United Methodist Communicaitons) ‘s 75th anniversary observance: UMComm has certainly been out there, utilizing media, telling the story, and telling lots of stories which have highlighted the church’s presence across a wide range of issues. This is something to be proud of. What I am wondering TODAY, however, is where Continue Reading

Where we find ourselves as a Church, how we got here, and where we need to go in this time of Climate Crisis.

There’s so much to say about this response to an email I sent to a denominational news website: Me: since your reply to my question about Climate Crisis coverage,  it’s been 24 days,  and I don’t think ONE article has appeared anywhere on [your main website]  Seems that the News staff might need a dedicated Climate reporter,  like many of the Continue Reading