A New Way of Making Disciples: Using the Left Hand

“The successful expansion of any movement is in direct proportion to its success in mobilizing and occupying its total membership in constant propagation of its beliefs.”  – The Strachan Theorem, from Richard Peace There are two streams of disciple making which could be described as “right hand” and “left hand” evangelism; we need both hands…

Delighting in the Hymn You Are In

guest post by Nancy Golden My husband Phil and I recently took my ninety-year old mother to visit a doctor for a second opinion. We don’t see Mom as often as we would like since she lives in another city and our schedules are quite full. Mom doesn’t drive any more and doesn’t get out much.…

Turkey and the Kingdom Economy

Thanksgiving is the language of heaven, and we had better start to learn it if we are not to be mere dumb aliens there. ~ A. J. Gossip, Professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at the University of Glasgow     [su_quote]But as a woman with a calling herself, as well as a deep…

Lingering Leaves 1.24.14

Welcome to this week’s edition of Lingering Leaves – our most memorable posts from around the web. This week: True Love (doesn’t?) Wait, Mid-Year Moves in the UMC, Social Holiness, Iconoclasm, and the World’s Everyday Heroes. The Church United Methodist Pastor Christy Thomas shares five advantages to a mid-year move as a UM pastor, on…