Going Barefoot

Going Barefoot (Exodus 1:1-2:10) Take off your shoes. No, I really mean it. Right now. Stop what you’re doing. Put down your phone, turn away from your computer screen. Now, loosen your laces, step out of your shoes, and free your feet from wherever they are currently confined. Shoes off? Ok, now keep reading. Take […]

Radical Presence

  I don’t know if Stephen Prothero is correct or not, but if he is, then I imagine that most people don’t know the story of Moses. Prothero is a professor of religion at Boston University and has written about religious literacy in America. In his book, Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, […]

We Say Farewell

About this time some sixteen years ago, I sat in the parking lot in Nacogdoches, Texas. I had traveled through the city many times but rarely had stopped to do anything more than make a pit stop. I had driven about four hours to meet with the pastor of a church that I’d never met […]

Resurrection 2019

Like millions of others this past Sunday, I was captivated by The Masters golf tournament. To be honest, I almost always watch The Masters, but this year, I watched with a different level of interest and intensity. And the reason was simple: Tiger was on the leaderboard. His victory is probably one of the biggest […]

Holy Week 2019

In one sense, there’s nothing special about “Holy Week.” Really, it is just another eight days each spring and there is nothing intrinsically holy about Palm Sunday to Resurrection Sunday. We have no mandate from Jesus or His apostles to mark these days for particular observance. As a pastor, I like to remind myself (and […]

Physical Touch

Last week, I left my office worn out, tired and in a very “down” mood. To be honest, I felt like crying. I wasn’t really that upset about anything that happened at work or elsewhere. My mood wasn’t about task and obligations.  No, after several weeks of burying myself in work and way too many […]

The Upcoming Departure of Jennifer Ogilvie

I am writing to inform you of another staff departure. Our Methodist Day School Director Jennifer Ogilvie will be exiting as Director of the MDS. Jennifer has helped shepherd our program for 22 years. Jennifer’s influence on the lives of young children and their faith in Christ cannot be understated. Whether it’s greeting families at carpool, mentoring MDS staff […]