Well, I went and did it. I completely overhauled my UMSource site. Over the past year or two I’ve let the site become outdated. One of the reasons is the software I was using was prone to hackers. They never really effected the site much, but they did bother the server and my host would take the site down, tell me about the problem, then I would have to try to fix it. Usually this meant some type of upgrade which, at times, was a pain. I’ve moved the site to WordPress which I hope works better.
I’ve also decided to change the focus of the site a bit. I believe the UMC needs to deal with issues such as being missional, emergence and even postmodernism. Within these ‘buzzwords’ there is a foundational need for true Spiritual Formation (There is a pop-spiritual formation which is a form of secular counseling with religious garb surround it). So, these are the issues I’m going to try to address, one way or another, on the site.
Along with those changes, I’ve invited a friend of mine Jeff Newtwon to put some articles on the site too. He is fully involved in a missional ministry and has wonderful insights.