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A saint of our own: Frances Willard, Methodist/Feminist

“So why are you interested in Orthodoxy?” asked my seminary classmate. “I love it!  The liturgy, the history, the music, the communion of saints, the icons, the reverence for Scripture & tradition, the experiential nature of worship, the understanding of … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Window Shopping, Part II

By our third year in seminary, my friends had mostly settled in at specific churches, but my wanderlust was still strong. Unfortunately, I struggled to motivate myself to visit churches by myself, finding it weird and awkward to have to … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Window Shopping

I love visiting churches.  I loved my multi-cultural church during my second year of seminary, but the only thing I disliked was that working there meant I had to stop my Sunday morning church-visiting regimen…. my “stained glass window shopping,” … Continue reading

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I’ve Got Friends… when Connectionalism connects

I spent the morning reading the new Commission on the Study of Ministry Report and having heated discussions with all of the Candler students unlucky enough to be within earshot of me in the 4th floor study area.  These conversations, … Continue reading

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discipline woman book

“discipline woman book” is the latest google search that brought visitors to my blog.  I’m not sure what flagged my little website as the best result tothat query, especially since it sounds more S&M than UMC… But the phrase was … Continue reading

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This is Itineracy, Part III

For Part Zero, Part Zero+, Part I, and Part II of this series, please click here.  The Restrictive Rules in the United Methodist Book of Discipline indicate that itineracy, part of United Methodism’s proud heritage, is here to stay.  This does not mean that … Continue reading

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This is Itineracy, Part II

For Part Zero, Part Zero+, and Part I of this series, please click here.    The core logic of this itinerant system was that the elders comprised a missionary group in covenant with one another for the preaching of the gospel in diverse settings.  … Continue reading

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The Face of Itineracy?

This is itineracy scary. I just did a google image search for “itinerancy” and my picture popped up. Gross.  It’s not even a good picture.

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This is Itineracy… or is it Itinerancy?

I recently learned that Social Studies Fairs are not common throughout the U.S.  Imagine my horror to find this out, since I assumed that everyone spent their free time as a child researching Mary Tudor, Belgian tourist sites, and the U.S. … Continue reading

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Blogroll #6: Rambling Anna

My week of friend-visiting is coming to a close (unfortunately), but I am privileged to spend the weekend with some of my friends on the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women (GCSRW) (pronounced “COS-row”) of The United Methodist … Continue reading

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