As I did sermon prep one morning, I encountered a familiar passage from Matthew that made me stop and consider a recent action I had taken. Here is the passage: If you judge other people, then you will find that you, too, are being judged. Indeed, you will be judged by the very standards to which youContinue reading “Who Made You the Judge?”
I should have this tattooed on my forehead.
With this wisdom you will be able to choose the right road, seek justice, and decide what is good and fair because wisdom will penetrate deep within and knowledge will become a good friend to your soul. Proverbs 2:9-10 God’s wisdom helps us choose what is right, good, fair and just. God’s wisdom doesn’t sit justContinue reading “#LettersForMyBoys – 9”
I’m often told that unity is the centerpiece around which the United Methodist Church will live or die. We must be united or else there is no “United” in the Methodist Church. I agree but not in the way you might think. I view unity much in the same way that the apostles Peter andContinue reading “Oh, The Morality!”
After what seems like forever, I am back at these Social Principles. Today, we are on Science and Technology. You can read it here. A few lines did stick out to me. Let’s get started. Here is the text: “We recognize science as a legitimate interpretation of God’s natural world. We affirm the validity ofContinue reading “Pondering Principles: Science and Technology”
An interview with Adventures in Evangelism author, Nathan Branim. Along with his book, we discuss how a conservative charismatic and a progressive liberal could develop a friendship, ghosting the church and more!
Below is a letter I wrote to my congregation regarding GC2019, the Judicial Council declaration and where we go from here. Hello, Church, A LOT has happened in the global United Methodist Church since our last newsletter. Specifically, the Special Session of General Conference met in February to determine the official UMC position on theContinue reading “Everybody. Period”