With social media, we have many new ways to connect in church life. Historical boundaries set by geography are diminished, allowing access by anyone who would search for us online. For some, this media revolution has opened up new forms of community, growth, and inspiration. For others, it has tested the boundaries of modesty, privacy, […]
Sermon on the significance of the food eaten by John the Baptist
Proyecto Histórico Rev. John P. Feagins
This week, I deleted a Facebook account with nearly 900 “friends” that I had used for various purposes over the last ten years. A few months ago, learning of the intent of Elon Musk to purchase Twitter, I also deleted my (barely used) Twitter account. If you were one of those people on my friend […]
I have not always been United Methodist. Born to a Southern Baptist father and Presbyterian mother, my parents decided to raise my brother and I in a “non-denominational” denomination. I have many pleasant memories of my childhood church: the amazing music productions, the humorous skits produced by the pastors, the engaging Vacation Bible Schools, and […]
(Read Part One Here.) Contrary to the apocalyptic narrative put forward by the Global Methodists, Institute for Religion and Democracy, the Wesleyan Covenant Association and Good News, United Methodism will not soon capsize into a post-modern chaos of moral relativism and unfettered sexual license. The UMC will not cease to be Christian any more than […]
I recently had the opportunity to attend one of the whistle-stop rallies promoting the Global Methodist Church (GMC), a new denomination being formed by the Wesleyan Covenant Association that is recruiting members of the United Methodist Church. WCA/GMC operatives are organizing rallies inside UMC churches throughout my conference under the pretext of a “discernment process.” […]
Last week, the United Methodist Church Commission on the General Conference announced the suspension of the 2020 General Conference, postponing it to 2024. Frustrated by the failed opportunity to pass legislation called “The Protocol,” conservative political groups announced the May 1, 2022 “launch” of the Alt-Methodist denomination “Global Methodist Church.” This action provides an opportunity […]
Rev. Feagins examines the values of wealth, health, happiness, and popularity in light of Jesus’ teaching in Luke 6:11-26 on the poor, the hungry, the grieving, and those persecuted for the sake of justice.
Luke 5:1-11 6 February 2022 In this sermon, Rev. Feagins explains providence in a general and special sense, while offering pastoral wisdom on seasons of scarcity and abundance.