MethodistThinker.com is celebrating its first anniversary this week!*
Here is a list of our five most-viewed posts over the past 12 months:
- Ed Tomlinson: Proposed amendments would ‘decimate connectionalism’
- In Mississippi Conference, testimony from lesbian couple stirs controversy
- Proposed amendments would separate UMC into ‘national entities’
- John Ed Mathison: Seven concerns about the UMC
- Joe Whittemore: ‘Enough is enough’
Our most-viewed video clip during the past year was an address by Connie Campbell and Renee Sappington, two homosexual women who spoke about their relationship as part of a worship service at this year’s session of the Mississippi Annual Conference (that video is part of the #2 post above).
The most-listened-to audio file over the past 12 months was a May podcast featuring a 1960 sermon by the late Methodist missionary, E. Stanley Jones.
- (*The MethodistThinker archive of posts dates back to June 2008, but the handful of June/July posts were written during development and testing of the site. We “went live” in August of last year.)
A new season of MethodistThinker podcasts is set to launch after Labor Day, with material from:
- • Methodist evangelist Harry Denman;
• Dr. James Heidinger (recently retired as president of Good News);
• Bishop James King (South Georgia);
• Sir Alan Walker (first director of World Methodist Evangelism);
• the late Bishop William R. Cannon;
• Rob Renfroe (new president of Good News); and
• Bishop Lindsey Davis (Kentucky Conference).
Also in September, Lord willing, we will unveil a new section of the site called the “Audio Vault,” featuring material that hasn’t been readily available in many years.
For example, the Audio Vault will include Denman Lectures (from past United Methodist Congresses on Evangelism) by such notable speakers as the late Bishop Roy Nichols, Dr. Ellsworth Kalas, Dr. George Morris, Bishop Emerson Colaw, and Dr. Joe Hale.
Eventually, the Audio Vault will include audio from UM General Conferences going back to at least 1980.
Over the next four weeks, MethodistThinker.com will be on a hiatus of sorts, while behind-the-scenes work is taking place related to both the fall season of podcasts and the new Audio Vault.
Instead of posting new material during August, we’ll be re-featuring several podcasts from earlier this year. The ThinkerTwitter feed (see right column) will remain active, with new material “tweeted” several times a day.
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