Month: March 2009

The Outward and Visible Sign

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve posted a couple blogs — “An Ash Wednesday Reflection” and “The ‘Bob the Southwest Airlines Gate Attendant’ Personality Type Indicator” — that caused people to send me to this video.  If you want to spend the best 15 minutes of your day, check it […]

Attendance Down, Participation Up

For the entire 20th century, worship was the centerpiece of congregational life in the United States.  As the first decade of the 21st century nears its end, this is no longer true.  Experiential learning is the “new” worship in many mainline churches, with service to others hot on its heels. […]

New on United Methodeviations

March — in like a lamb, in a like a lion.  Zombie Congregations, The Urgency Element and Confirmation Consternation (recent posts) are generating some fun attention.  New in “Buzz” is a capsule review of the March Book of the Month — John Nuessle’s, Faithful Witnesses — a fine book on mission and […]