Pondering Principles – Global Climate Stewardship

Uh-Oh, here we go talking about climate change again. It’s a short paragraph though. Don’t worry. Read the section of the UMC Social Principles on Global Climate Stewardship here. I already wrote about our disregard for creation. This is reaffirmed at the outset of this paragraph. The other part of this section that got meContinue reading “Pondering Principles – Global Climate Stewardship”

#LettersForMyBoys – 6

The Eternal is ready to share His wisdom with us,     for His words bring true knowledge and insight; – Proverbs 2:6 Boys, I’m gonna slow down a little bit here. We’ve been talking about seeking wisdom…or not. We’ve talked about what happens if you choose not to seek her out. Today, I want to talk about readiness andContinue reading “#LettersForMyBoys – 6”

Bodybuilding Is a Team Sport

I did a sermon series in August 2018 on Ephesians called Bodybuilding.It was a series about how we exist as “church.” Over the next couple of weeks, I will detail some of the more important points from that series. My hope is that they can help you navigate what it means to be a community in an increasingly fractured culture. Ephesians was written by a follower of the apostle Paul.Paul and those who followedContinue reading “Bodybuilding Is a Team Sport”

Pondering Principles – Animal Life

Care about the animals of the world? So do United Methodists! Check out the Animal Life portion of our Social Principles here. There are a couple of things I could talk about in this section, but here is the one that stuck out the most as I read and re-read the short paragraph on AnimalContinue reading “Pondering Principles – Animal Life”

#LettersForMyBoys – 5

Seek stupidity, find stupidity. That’s what we learned from the last portion of Proverbs. But what happens if you seek out wisdom? What happens if you realize early on that you might not be able to figure this out alone? My son, if you accept what I am telling you    and store my counsel and directives deep within you,If youContinue reading “#LettersForMyBoys – 5”

Well Which Is It? Adoption or Abortion?

If you’re going to cry out for people to adopt rather than abort, then maybe the adoption process should be so restrictive. Some recent legislative bills being introduced in Tennessee slam home a reality that makes my head spin. Some of the same people who yell loudest against abortion are the same ones limiting theContinue reading “Well Which Is It? Adoption or Abortion?”

Pondering Principles – Energy Resources Utilization

The UMC accepts global climate change as a matter of fact. You can read the UMC Social Principles here. We are in the third section. The section on energy resource utilization is written with the assumption that global warming is real. I agree with this assessment. I state this because we live in a timeContinue reading “Pondering Principles – Energy Resources Utilization”

#LettersForMyBoys – 4

I love this poem! While Proverbs might have a popular following for some of the pithier, more digestible verses, the book also has a great personification of Wisdom in the early chapters. We get a great glimpse of how storytelling and poetry combine to give a great admonition: Don’t be stupid or you’re going toContinue reading “#LettersForMyBoys – 4”