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.
A Loving People
Those of us in ministry are not free of the push and pull of anxiety about ourselves, our status, our power, our income, and our future. This anxiety is exacerbated when facing a crisis of denominational decline. In the movie Titanic, those in power are first to learn of the doom facing the ship, a […]
An Organized People Preached at La Trinidad UMC, San Antonio, TX 23 January 2022
A Gifted People: Understanding Personal Racism as a Theological Problem
JPF 11/19/21 1. God be with you till we meet again,Keep your webcam up and running,and your system gently humming,God be with you till we meet again. Till we meet, till we meet,Through Facebook, Zoom, Whatsapp or Tweet,Till we meet, till we meet,God be with you till we meet again. 2. God be with you […]
Which of these two questions is more socially awkward? 1. Are you vaccinated?2. If you were to die tonight, would God accept you into heaven? D. James Kennedy, a major figure in Evangelical Christianity, developed question 2 as part of Evangelism Explosion, a training on how to share (Calvinist) Christian faith. Conservative Christians have posed […]
“So let it be written. So let it be done.” Pharaoh Ramses – The Ten Commandments (1956) If you are like me, spending a year working from home, preparing your own meals, and generally lacking the usual amount of exercise has led to a bit of weight gain. To keep myself from becoming a pandemic […]