“Are We There Yet: A Lenten Journey”, Rev. Dr. John T Brantley, Buckeye Creek Press ISBN: 978-0-9845219-0-6 51000 (posted with Author’s permission, with all copyright protection remaining. Are We There Yet? A Lenten Journey Copyright © 2011 by Buckeye Creek Press, Georgia All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted… Read More Are We There Yet: A Lenten Journey
The End of Racism? <image: Dietrich Bonhoeffer> I vividly remember being instructed to stay in the car with my brother while my father went into Rich’s department store at the Greenbriar shopping mall, so that he could buy mom a gift for Mother’s Day unrestricted. As a parent I realize why he wanted to leave… Read More Christ is the End of Racism
This election cycle that has been filled with the vilest and most corrupt journey of people who are begging to lead an enslaved, spoon-fed entertainment nation and at war over words, rather than working and seeking our highest values and ideas, lived out with all our neighbors.… Read More Voting: A Call to Trust God
United Methodism was born out of calling for Spiritual awakening in the Church of England. The founders, John Wesley and his brother Charles, started as a small group of persons seeking to have a vibrant connection between faith and action. They became known for taking the faith to people’s hearts that became a global denomination.… Read More UMC CliffNotesTM
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The polarized assumptions are that we have one of two choices: either look back to what Jesus and John Wesley said at the start and return to our foundation or to see where the winds of the Holy Spirit are blowing in the current contexts, where our foundational principles outweigh historical limitations. There is a better way.… Read More Celebrate Schism!
It’s a big deal. The General Conference is both an executive body and an event. That makes the term contextually important. The 2016GC will be held in Portland, Oregon, May 10-20, 2016. Every four years the official decision and policy-making body of the United Methodist Church gathers delegates that represent the global denomination to worship,… Read More General Conference 2016: In this corner..
There are legitimate circumstances where we chose to place ourselves under the power and authority of a person, organization or government for our protection and production. We trust a tour guide that we have never met to lead us around a strange city in a culture we may have never experienced. We place our children in… Read More RACISM: Misappropriated Power
We have a warning about the power of iconic symbols for a long time. It is one of the top ten list from Exodus and the tablets directly from on high. You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath,… Read More The Slippery Slope of Signs and Symbols.
With all the bandwidth flying through the air between smartphones, texts, voting devices, streaming signals and human conversation one would think that communication would be better and clearer. If we could see the waves of data, signal and movement moving around us we might better see the entanglement as we gather in the name of… Read More Annual Conference: Finding Christ in the Crossed Wires