Easter Sunrise Service

  On Easter Sunday (April 5), Saint Junia, Avondale UMC, and Beloved Community Church will be hosting a community Easter sunrise service. We’ll celebrate the resurrection with our neighborhoods! Our pastor, Dave Barnhart, will be preaching the sermon, so if you’ve wanted to hear him preach, this would be a great chance. We’ll have a…

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A Little Light Reading

Two of Dave Barnhart’s articles were featured recently on the Reconciling Ministries Network Blog. Both articles are inspired by recent news and events. Take a moment to consider his points thoughtfully. In Christian sexual ethics for dummies: Why we don’t marry mops, Dave discusses the slippery slope fallacy, and walks us through the reasons that…

Don’t Tie-Up Heavy Burdens

At one point, the Rev. Dave Barnhart, pastor of St. Junia United Methodist Church, got up next to Henderson (pastor of Believers’ Temple in Brighton) and began to dance, wearing a tie-dyed T-shirt. “It’s pretty cool to see history made,” Barnhart said. “He was getting so loud. I didn’t want people to hear the only…

Thoughts on: The Four Relationship Killers

Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness, Stonewalling Who knew that couples who complained more were more likely to stay together? What would substituting criticism in your relationships for complaint look like? The 8:1 principle. Cheesy? Maybe. Does it work? Apparently. How might you go about incorporating this technique into your relationships, bypassing the cheese factor? Here’s a link to more…