General Conference 2019

As you might know, delegates from United Methodist Churches across the globe are meeting today thru Tuesday evening in St. Louis. I’d like to speak to you briefly about those activities. First, a little recent history . . . At our most recent General Conference session in 2016, a special commission called The Commission on […]

Experience Grace

As the special session of the General Conference meets in St. Louis, I wonder what would happen if each delegate and bishop would let a simple prayer guide them through every discussion and debate. May the Christ in me see and honor the Christ in you, and the Christ in you see and honor the […]

The Ties That Bind

NOTE: As we approach a called General Conference of the United Methodist Church, I wanted to remind you of an upcoming opportunity to pray for the United Methodist Church on February 20, 2019. I’ve asked Matthew Robinson to let you know more about this event by guest posting on my blog. Breathe Peace, For those […]

Firm Foundation

The problem began in 1173, when a cathedral began a project to build a stand-alone bell tower next door. The tower was to be eight-stories and 185 feet high. They had the drawings, the workers, and the funding. There was only one little problem the church had not considered. You see, the ground on which […]

One Thing I Know . . .

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I saw my very first spaghetti western. We had just moved to Florida, and my stepfather took us all to a drive-in theater to see The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. It was that night that I was first exposed to “the man with […]

One Thing I Ask . . .

  For our honeymoon, Jill and I went to one of my favorite places in the world. We went to the Keys in Florida. I love the feeling of being “off the grid” while in the Keys. I love driving down US 1 with water on both sides of the narrow highway. I love the […]

The Proverbs Challenge

Accept the Challenge! If you attended worship last Sunday (January 20), listened to the sermon podcast, or watched the service on Facebook LIVE, you heard me challenge everyone to accept the 30 Day Proverb Challenge. In short, what exactly is the challenge? I’m challenging our congregation to devote ten minutes a day for 30 days […]