Category Archives: methodist

HOW TO SPOT A LUTHERAN


Once upon a time I was a newborn babe amidst a Methodist sea. While in college a pert Slovak coed walked across my path and I responded in a time honored male way.  I began to follow her. I was … Continue reading

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MEET A NEIGHBOR (OR RELATIVE)


Sometimes the apple does not fall far from the tree.  I grew up Methodist in the West Michigan Conference. Methodism began in England with a Church of England (Anglican) priest, John Wesley, as a method of personal devotion and practice. … Continue reading

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METHODIST CHURCH DISCIPLINE ACTIONS REGARDING LESBIAN UMC MINISTER


The United Methodist Church in Wisconsin has had to deal with one of their ministers who came out and proclaimed her lesbian status and also presided at a same sex union.  The ceremony is in violation, i. e. proscribed, by  … Continue reading

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SOME WAYS OF SELECTING THE LEADER OF THE CHURCH


Roman Catholic cardinals of specified age gather in consistory to elect a new pope.  Many Protestant and Anglican groups gather both clergy and laymen who vote upon names nominated until they have a majority vote.  The Church of England adds … Continue reading

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MONSIGNOR. THREE PRIESTS, AND A LAYMAN STAND TOGETHER IN THE DOCK


In recent years my order The Missionary Society of St. John, like every other religious organization to my knowledge, has increased our serious and strict personal conduct codes, especially in the sexual behavior areas. No one wants the epidemic of sexual misbehavor … Continue reading

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OBSCURITY, FORTRESS LIVING, UNENDING NERVOUSNESS, and THE TYRANNY OF BEING RIGHT


The two earlier posts detailing the states of The Church of England (CoE) and the ELCA (Lutheran denomination) got me thinking about choices all church groups must make. Here is a quick recap of the two articles. The CoE is on a downward spiral … Continue reading

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NO COMMENT — Gay Lutheran pastors welcomed back to church – San Jose Mercury News


I once was a parish pastor for 9 years in a predecessor Lutheran body  (The LCA) to the ELCA mentioned in the article below.  I read this release yesterday in my local newspaper. It must be a relief for the … Continue reading

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