In every generation, the faithful ask the question and declare the Good News, Christ will return! Do you thing it will be in our lifetime? As a United Methodist clergy, it seems we are informally taught to be suspect concerning specificity about the return of Christ. No, I didn’t have a class in how to… Read More He is Coming with the Clouds
Who wants to keep thinking it will get better, debating or complaining, or asking the government to fix what the church has been called to be doing for two millennia.… Read More Tire of Praying about Shootings?
Paul writes to the church at Philippi calling for the encouragement of one another. I would like to be physically present but sends his love in words of a letter to challenge the church to hold each other, together, in Christ. Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above… Read More Every Knee Shall Bow, not just a knee.
It became clear that our journey to this place was an important rediscovery: We live in a world where the church is on the edge of the known society and we find it a rocking and inhospitable place to live out our Christian faith. We cannot hide in the history of faith. We cannot seclude ourselves to protect our faith. We cannot expect enemies nor creation to step aside, we are called to forge steps through life the bring us together in Christ. … Read More Finding God at the Ends of the Earth
If there is an argument that White Privilege is a perspective learned over generations of culture oppression, those persons oppressed should have also learned that counter-oppressive actions will never solve the gaps. Fairness and equality have never been the promise or goal of life. We are created to be in a relationship our with maker, savior, and sustainer. … Read More Lives Matter
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The polarized assumptions are that we have one of two choices: either look back to what Jesus and John Wesley said at the start and return to our foundation or to see where the winds of the Holy Spirit are blowing in the current contexts, where our foundational principles outweigh historical limitations. There is a better way.… Read More Celebrate Schism!