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Announcing LEAD 2016: Los Angeles, CA, January 10-13

LEAD, a conference for innovative and creative ministry leaders in The United Methodist Church, and beyond, will return for its fifth year January 10-13, 2016 and will take place in Los Angeles, CA. The Loft at Westwood United Methodist Church, will be the host venue. Hotel Palomar (located just steps from the Westwood Village and UCLA) will serve … [Continue Reading]

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Death of a Flag – a Lesson in Broken Symbols

From Texas, Atlanta, oh man, Alabama, Savannah, The deeper the darker tha dirty south is what I'm after - “Throw Your Hands Up,” 8 Ball, MJG & OutKast Efforts to remove the rebel flag from Southern identity are commendable. They reflect an honest desire to purge a symbol venerated by white supremacists. But I caution against solely … [Continue Reading]