Urban Theology & The Lewis Center


On the latest episode of Crackers & Grape Juice, Morgan and I caught up with Wesley Theological Seminary Professor Dr. Doug Powe. We had a conversation about urban theology and ways churches can rally together in times when most UM churches are trying to brace for what is to come. I find it interesting in our conversation that when it comes to larger churches helping small churches, either in urban or suburban contexts, we (Morgan & I) immediately went to financial support. While financial support is definitely something we need to examine there are many other ways for these necessary partnerships to manifest themselves. Often the financial partnerships lead to awkward relationships where one party feels as though they owe something to the other. This is not how the body of Christ is supposed operate.

Dr. Powe also recently took over as the Director of the Lewis Center For Church Leadership. The Lewis Center is the premier resource for church leadership. Whether you need help with a stewardship campaign or are looking for ideas and resources for evangelism, the Lewis Center has you covered.

From the Lewis Center:

We are pleased to announce that effective July 1, the Rev. Dr. F. Douglas Powe, Jr., will become the Director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership. We are equally pleased that founding director Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., will remain on the Lewis Center staff as Senior Consultant to write, teach, and consult with denominational leaders.

Learn more about this transition in the video below.



In the coming weeks we have interviews with David Bentley Hart, Norman Wirzba, Brad Todd, and Lisa Sharon Harper.

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