Hell is losing your job six months short of 30 years, with no parachute, no shiny new gold watch and not so much as a "thank you" as you walk out the door. It's payments you can't make on a house you can't sell, as your kids watch their parents split apart.
-By Larry Hollon*
You don't have to die to go to hell.
Originally Posted: Jun 30, 2011
The Revs. Brian and Laura Rossbert sometimes show up on the 5 p.m. news.
It’s not because they are controversial or in any trouble; it is because social justice issues are basic to their faith and they don’t just sit on the sidelines. It’s not unusual to see either of them at a city council meeting or an organized protest.
Originally Posted: Jun 30, 2011
While I like Bonhoeffer's own books better, this video is a touching summary of Bonhoeffer's struggles as told in the (great) biography by Eric Metaxas. Bonhoeffer's life makes me ask tough questions about my own. Some may debate his actions. Some may call him a hero. To me, he is a pillar - inspiring me with unimaginable strength and unwavering faith.
About 17 minutes into the video this video turns into an important event. http://youtu.be/5Mq-6eSoRkg
It just does not matter to me if the dogma of a church survives. What matters to me, is whether or not the church matures to serve my personal spiritual needs for personal spiritual awakening. I'm not seeking salvation according to any dogmatic interpretation of scripture, I'm seeking instead trustworthy guidance towards spiritual experiences that enable me to find and know truth and reality for my own personal experience. I am the master of my own ship.
The thrust of nearly all national government planning today is a rush towards (NWO) New Word Order under the guidelines of Agenda 21. Perhaps we should ponder the role of churches in tomorrow's world.
(1) "Groomed For Globalism," by Christian Gomez.
(2) "North American Integration," by Alex Newman
(2) "USIP" http://tiny.cc/llc5j
The neighborhood surrounding Fair Park Boulevard in Little Rock, Ark., is as hard as the stone walls of Oak Forest United Methodist Church. “You hear bullets sometimes,” says the church’s pastor, the Rev. Russ Breshears. But the “little stone church with the big heart” is proving small congregations anywhere can make a huge impact.
Originally Posted: May 27, 2011
On Sunday, May 1, approximately 1,600 people from Manchester UMC in St. Louis became the church as they served out in their community. They served in 15 church and community agencies, six parks, four schools, five animal shelters, seven retirement communities, and 12 homes. They also served by making kits, preparing food for the fire and police departments and homeless shelters, repairing bicycles of the needy, and more.
Originally Posted: May 26, 2011
People of all ages participated in a variety of events and projects in Mentor UMC's Change the World weekend.
Global Ministries did a feature story on Mentor UMC's Change the World and how Mentor United Methodist Women was involved in the weekend. Visit the Global Ministries site at http://new.gbgm-umc.org and check out the story - "Mentor UMC Is Doing It All: From A to Z, Azaleas to Zumba"
Originally Posted: May 17, 2011