Friday, May 11, 2012

Eclectic Echoes -- Let the Wild Rumpus Start Edition


The best thing about Tuesday was listening to the many interviews with Maurice Sendak--what an interesting man! And I am very thankful for his quirky look at life shared in such an enjoyable manner!

THOUGHTS ON FAITH AND LIFE
The Benefits of Daydreaming
Bad Religion
It's Okay to Be Bored
The Secret Power of Naps
Congregants Want Pastors to Understand Their Work Life
The Spiritual Practice of Saying Yes and No
Adjusting to Me
When A Parent Cries for Their Child
More Ways Social Issues and Religion Will Shape 2012 Election (besides same-sex marriage)

REFLECTIONS ON CHURCH
Five Challenges for Pastors
Remember Infertility on Mother's Day
Sunday Morning Quarterbacks
Traditional Churches (I think he is a bit testy but makes some good points.)
Some Advice from the Master Carpenter
NT Wright and Those Pesky Creeds
Where Have All The Leaders Gone
Ok Guys, I'm looking for some sharp dressed men at Annual Conference! Texas Pastor Launches Website for Clergy Fashionistas: Pastor Fashion

REFLECTIONS ON THE CHURCH AND HOMOSEXUALITY
The Bible and Homosexuality--13 Propositions
Andy Stanley Right and Good
Andy Stanley and Homosexuality
Why UM Canceled Votes on Same-Sex Marriage and Gay Clergy
How to Win a Culture War and Lose a Generation

I'm An Evangelical Christian and I Think Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal
Same Bible Different Verdict (Not terribly deep but it makes the point)
The defeated Hamilton/Slaughter Amendment
Amid Division Only One View Can Hold Us Together

FROM NORTH ALABAMA
Lost and Found Loving the Lost

REFLECTIONS ON LEADERSHIP
4 Characteristics of Effective Communicators


OTHER INTERESTING STUFF
Stephen Colbert's Interview with Maurice Sendak
The Bible App Holiness Guide
This Week I Love Adele
Employing Underthings Great advice on "foundations" for women!

JUST FOR FUN

1 comment:

Sherill Clontz said...

James Howell updated his essay to 15 Propositions on Homosexuality at http://www.unitedmethodistreporter.com/2012/05/15-propositions-on-homosexuality-by-a-um-pastor-and-author/