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Dean Snyder
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Before the clergy covenant became sacred ...
I was rereading a book today by one of my favorite Methodist historians John H. Wigger. The book is Taking Heaven by Storm and the chapter I particularly focused on is his chapter on the conflict about slavery within early American Methodism. I came across ...

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Thank you for the outpouing of support for Frank and his family!
Foundry Church invited a love offering for Frank Schaefer and his family after he was defrocked Dec. 19 by the Board of Ordained Ministry of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church for not agreeing never to do a same-gender weddin...

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Why Foundry Church loves Frank Schaefer
We had scheduled Pastor Frank Schaefer to preach here at Foundry Church on Jan. 26, 2014, but when I heard that his ministerial credentials had been taken away from him in a 20-minute meeting of the Board of Ordained Ministry of his conference last Thursday...

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Tired of spin: The defrocking of Frank Schaefer
Pastor Frank Schaefer The jury sentence imposed on Pastor Frank Schaefer was craftily composed. The jury was not going to punish Pastor Frank. Whatever consequence he suffered would be his own choice. In effect, the jury's sentence said: We aren't going to ...

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Pastor Frank Schaefer to preach at Foundry Church
Pastor Frank Schaefer will preach at Foundry on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at 9:30 amnd 11 a.m. with a Q and A session to follow. Everyone is invited!

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Dr. Anderson will preach at Foundry on Martin Luther King Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 9:30 and 11 a.m. as part of a preaching series "Daughters and Son of Foundry" continuing through June, 2014.

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An interview with Rev. Dr. Cheryl Anderson, author of "Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies"
Cheryl B. Anderson teaches Old Testament at Garrett Q. Dr. Anderson, we are looking forward to you being our special speaker at Foundry for Dr. Martin Luther King Sunday, Jan. 19. Could you summarize for us how literal interpretations of the Bible help legi...

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UMC trials: 8 things bishops control
Hand-carved UMC bishop's crozier 1. The resident bishop selects the counsel for the church . (BOD ¶2713.3.4) A counsel for the church  needs only t o be a clergyperson in full connection and does not need to be a male clergyperson with anti-inclusive conser...

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Correction to "the crux of the divide"
Rev. Karen Booth I have added a correction to my blog posting entitled " Frank Schaefer's trial and the crux of the UMC same-sex divide. " I stated in the original version of the posting that the Transforming Congregation Movement , a part of the Good News ...
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