Author: Sir Rhodri

  • My Crimes are most Curious

    Michael Dunlap has very social, very non-Christian views of right and wrong. He deems my actions to be “inappropriate behaviour.” This gives someone the impression of someone flashing someone in church, or other such indecent actions. But what are they? 1) Seeking the protection and sanctuary of the church during the worship service when threatened […]

  • Just to clarify any wrong impressions …

    Betsy and I are not seriously working to get back to Avondale United Methodist Church. As Betsy notes about the day I had the last phone call with Rev, Dunlap and Judy Everly, before I saw the letter that in no way reflected what we talked about, but was the “secretary’s report” of the meeting […]

  • Even the Second Coming …

    Would have to wait for the end of Rev. Dunlaps service. It would be inexcusable for anything to interrupt. If Jesus did come during the service would he get put out of the church for interrupting?

  • Quench not the Holy Spirit …

    Disruptions of the worship service may also include movement by the Holy Spirit… One should be careful in what one suppresses, because you may be quenching the Holy Spirit unawares…

  • In the beginning was … Michael Dunlap (?)

    What does inexcusable mean? As I see it if somebody cause and actionto be inexcusable they’re basically saying it is unforgivable. Rev. Dunlap has declared a certain action of mine during a recent service as inexcusable, thus unforgivable. This shows that he has a very poor conception of the “grace that is greater than all […]

  • Weightier Matters

    Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Matthew 23:23 Doing church has a danger, and the danger is Phariseeism […]

  • Beauty all around

    Recently I wondered about the state of my own mental health, but what just happened today  put my mind at ease. I have spent the last half hour my vision cloudy with tears that slowly run down my cheek, just sitting amazed at the beauty involved in “and there it did both stop and stay”,

  • Believe what I did not see, do not believe what I saw

    That is, what the police are telling me. I woke up in the hospital in a regular room, and was told I had been in a one car accident, less than 30 mph directly into a pole. No one else was with me. Three days later I woke up in the ICU following a respiratory […]

  • I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.

    I find the above quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to be quite condemning of the people who claim to be the heirs and followers of his ethos. If anything, today’s political environment judges people more by the color of their skin than the content of their character than ever before. If you are […]

  • I am altering the deal. Pray I do not alter it further

    I am altering the deal. Pray I do not alter it further

    I have not been able to rid myself of the idea that Pastor Michael Dunlap was not sent to Avondale United Methodist Church to rescue the church but dissolve it. He may have balanced the church budget, but at the expense of every pastoral sentiment. He certainly needs a refresher course on pastoral counselling and […]