Archive for October, 2012

Maxie’s Weekly Word

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 | By Maxie Dunnam
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BUCKET LISTS

The Bucket List is the film story of corporate billionaire Edward Cole, played by Jack Nicholson, and working class mechanic Carter Chambers, played by Morgan Freeman. They have nothing in common except their terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room, they decide to leave it and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die according to their bucket list.

I thought of this film when I invited a friend to accompany us on a visit to the Holy Land. In a note she expressed her happiness at the thought, but her happiness turned to tears when she realized the time and opportunity had come and gone because her body was no longer capable of such a trip.

Time flies. Make a bucket list of the things you want to do before you die. Do them when the opportunity arises. Don’t put off till tomorrow what you could do today.

This is my word of encouragement. Make Life Matter.

 

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Making Life Matter is a weekly 30 minute Christian inspirational and teaching program hosted by Maxie Dunnam and Shane Stanford. Next Step partners with Kingdom Catalysts to bring you MLM, which tackles issues of faith and life to deepen discipleship and encourage strong connections between following Jesus and living in today’s world. Mark your calendars to visit Next Step and listen regularly. Click below to hear today’s program.

Weaving Life

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 | By Next Step Evangelism
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“Weaving Life: The Life and Death of Peacemaker Dan Terry”

The story of United Methodist Dan Terry, who was among 10 humanitarian aid workers
assassinated in Afghanistan in August 2010, will air on participating ABC stations.
Click here for a list of local broadcast times

Maxie’s Weekly Word

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 | By Maxie Dunnam
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THE INTEGRITY OF POLITIANS

Jay Leno expressed the cynicism of many when he said, “politics is just show business for ugly people.”

Well, maybe! In the road to the white house these days we need to pay attention to the character of those who are seeking the highest office in the land.

Libyan officials discovered that Qaddafi hid $200 billion in bank accounts, real estate, and investments around the world. That’s about $30,000 for every Libyan citizen, many of whom live in abject poverty. Officials in China drive Porsches and the government spends millions on luxury cars for Communist Party officials. So much for communism serving all the people.

Whether a candidate is capable of doing the job of president is the fundamental question of course. But after that the question is not whether he or she is Catholic or Protestant or Mormon or Jew, but what about character and integrity. This is my word of challenge to make life matter.

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Making Life Matter is a weekly 30 minute Christian inspirational and teaching program hosted by Maxie Dunnam and Shane Stanford. Next Step partners with Kingdom Catalysts to bring you MLM, which tackles issues of faith and life to deepen discipleship and encourage strong connections between following Jesus and living in today’s world. Mark your calendars to visit Next Step and listen regularly. Click below to hear today’s program.

Maxie’s Weekly Word

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 | By Maxie Dunnam
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PATERNO AND SILENCE

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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter,” For some reason, I thought of that word by Martin Luther King the day I heard that Joe Paterno died. It came to me again as I read that Penn State assistant coach, Sandusky, was sentenced to 30-60 years for the sexual abuse of 10 adolescents.

Joe was the winningest football coach in history and built his program on the credo “Success with Honor.” Though a national sports icon, his biography is blotched by the child sexual abuse scandal that swirled around his university. He knew about some of the abuse, so one wonders why this so-called moral paragon would choose silence and passivity in the presence of such evil.

Thus my connection of his death with King’s word, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” I commit myself to being more vigilant in the way I respond to what is going on around me in  things that really matter.  And I challenge you to do the same. Don’t be silent in the presence of evil and the wrongful suffering of others. Speak up that life might matter for those who are threatened.

 

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Making Life Matter is a weekly 30 minute Christian inspirational and teaching program hosted by Maxie Dunnam and Shane Stanford. Next Step partners with Kingdom Catalysts to bring you MLM, which tackles issues of faith and life to deepen discipleship and encourage strong connections between following Jesus and living in today’s world. Mark your calendars to visit Next Step and listen regularly. Click below to hear today’s program.

 

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Making Life Matter is a weekly 30 minute Christian inspirational and teaching program hosted by Maxie Dunnam and Shane Stanford. Next Step partners with Kingdom Catalysts to bring you MLM, which tackles issues of faith and life to deepen discipleship and encourage strong connections between following Jesus and living in today’s world. Mark your calendars to visit Next Step and listen regularly. Click below to hear today’s program.

 

Paul Chilcote

Why have United Methodists been so passionate about mission? What is it that propels them to offer Christ in holistic ways? And yet, what are the tensions the United Methodist Church currently faces in becoming a global church and in facing new challenges in North America?

Join Paul Chilcote, Professor of Wesley Studies and Mission at Ashland Theological Seminary and a member of the Indiana Conference, as he leads this engaging seminar on Mission in the Wesleyan Tradition and the transitions the church will need to navigate in the years ahead.

 

Mission in the Wesleyan Tradition: Tensions & Transitions

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

9am ~ 3pm

$45.00 (lunch included)

North United Methodist Church ~ 3808 N. Meridian St. ~ Indianapolis, IN 46208

This seminar is organized by the Wesleyan Connexion Project of the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. It’s a great opportunity for all clergy and laity interested in mission.
Click here to register