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Connections is a 4-page  monthly letter written and published by Barbara Wendland, a lay United Methodist.

Barbara is urging church members

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to focus on today rather than yesterday, and on earthly life rather than an unknown afterlife 

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to notice how their personal lives, their churches,  and their world differ from what Jesus advocated

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to take initiative and action to help make their personal lives, the institutional church, and the world more like what Jesus described

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to worship God, not their personal comfort, the Bible's words, or the institutional church 

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to keep reevaluating their religious beliefs, their understanding of God, the church's purpose, and their churches' effectiveness in carrying out that purpose

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to revise their beliefs and their churches' methods when new insight or information seems to make revision necessary

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to talk openly in the church about how the gospel may apply to current issues and how the church might become more faithful and effective.

 

Do you feel like a misfit in the church, as a thinking, questioning person? Are you "spiritually homeless"? You're not alone! 

See these issues of Connections— Feb. 2002, April 2002, June 2002, Aug. 2005, Sept. 2005, Dec. 2005, Oct. 2006, Jan. 2008, Sept. 2008, and Nov. 2009, and read Barbara's most recent book, Misfits: The Church's Hidden Strength.

 

To get a copy of Misfits, order online from Amazon.com.

Or phone St. Johann Press at 201-387-1529 to order with a credit card.

Or mail Barbara (505 Cherokee Dr., Temple TX 76504) your check for $24 for a signed copy.

To see the Table of Contents and other pages of Misfits, click here to go to its Amazon page.

 

 

See and hear an interview with Barbara. Go to www.darkwoodbrew.org and click on the link to the January 1, 2012 episode. The interview starts about 30 minutes into the video.

See an article about Barbara and Connections and Misfits
from the Austin (TX) American-Statesman 

See a review of Misfits from Magnet, an independent Christian magazine published in England.

 

Barbara mails Connections monthly by U.S. mail and e-mail, to several thousand Christian laity and clergy and some non-churchgoers. These Connections readers are in all 50 U.S. states and D.C. and  Puerto Rico, and in several other countries. They include members of more than a dozen church denominations.

To read or download the current issue or back issues of Connections, click here.

 

She's neither a church employee nor a clergy spouse, so she's free to say openly what they usually aren't.

She has a theology degree, years of personal reading and study about religion and the church, and wide involvement in the church, helping her to see and say what many lay church members can't.

She takes on one sacred cow after another. 

She's saying what many other laity and many clergy would like to say.

She says it clearly in conversational language.

 

Lay and ordained Connections readers say, "Connections is inspiring, positive, challenging, insightful, informative, clear, concise, useful, fresh, and easy to read."


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