Tradition and the need to update church methods and beliefs

Tradition and the need to update church methods and beliefs

Aug 2014 Connections. In his book, American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America (Penguin, 2011), historian and journalist Colin Woodard explains that our continent was originally colonized by 11 different “nations” — cultural groups… Continue reading

Apr 2013 Downloads. What should churches’ and seminaries’ basic purpose be? What distinguishes church from other community-service groups? Read/download 4-2013 Connections >

Nov 2012 Connections. Choosing to follow Jesus instead of our ancestors is urgent. Yesterday’s ways turn off many people. Read/download 11-2012 Connections

March 2012 Connections. Scholar/author/pastor Robin Meyers calls for the church to be subversive again. Connections Live! 2012 will happen in Temple Texas in September 2012. Read/download 3-2012 Connections >

Feb 2012 Connections. Books, websites, DVDs, and study courses for exploring Christianity. Read/download 2-12 Connections >

Jan 2012 Connections. Reviews of recent books and announcement of the new United Methodist Insight website. Read/download 1-2012 Connections >

Dec 2010 Connections. Reactions to a gathering of Connections readers and Misfits-miniBarbara’s new book Misfits reflect the need for education and social action by progressive Christians. Read/download 12-2010 Connections >

Oct 2010 Connections. Trusting church doctrines and customs can be idolatry. Some containers that we think hold the sacred keep us from encountering it, so need to be discarded. Read/download 10-2010 Connections >