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OAKLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH In Their Own Words

If you missed it, the story of Oakland UMC, in their own words, started earlier, so feel free to catch up with

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Pastor as…CEO…Public Theologian… but as prophet?

 For sometime now, there has been an interest in redefining — maybe, reformulating? — the role of pastor. As the

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William Law on the effects of a church decree

Basically, and help me if this sounds familiar, the Bishop of Bangor said that there is no biblical support for

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William Law on the Authority of the Church – almost sacramental… #UMC

I’m almost convinced that William Law is one of the greatest unsung theological heroes of the past 500 years. Here,

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Donatism & Church Unity #DreamUMC #UMCSchism

While Joel is on vacation, I promised him I would contribute a few original posts this week on here. For

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The Uncomfor(ming)table Middle in the #UMC

When I was moving out of the cult of fundamentalism to a more robust and liberating faith, an Australian pastor, Mark

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is the unity of the #UMC a lie?

Dr. Watson asks, Is our unity, then, confined to matters of polity? Are we only held together by the trust

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Where is God in Jack Kale’s decision?

So, in a sense, I chose the mission and vision I was doing under appointment more than I chose to