A Way Backwards: Winning the Battle, Losing the Church

I believe the coalition that leaders of the WCA put together has won a battle at General Conference and may well have lost the church.

A Speech Against …

These last few days the United Methodist Church’s General Conference met in St. Louis, Missouri. Our church is, like the US, made up of...

The Bible Says It … That Settles It

Beginning Saturday, February 23, the United Methodist Church is holding a special called session of its General Conference, the official...

Living in the Tension: A Church of the Via Media

Methodism has often been described as a bridge-building faith that holds together, often in tension, what might seem to be opposing impulses.

Seeing Joseph in Jesus

Though the Gospels provide very little direct information about Joseph, I believe we can learn a lot about him by looking at his son.

Not Silent in Bethlehem

If all were calm and bright in the world, Christmas wouldn’t be necessary. Christmas came because the world is broken.

Our Mission at Christmas

Advent is a time when we prepare ourselves spiritually to celebrate the birth of the Savior. The word advent means “coming.”

Living the Good Life

Nobody says, “Give me the mediocre life. Give me the lousy life.” Everybody wants to experience the good life.

What Our Generosity Means to God

From the earliest biblical times, the primary way people worshipped God was not by singing songs of praise or listening to sermons.

Restless Heart Syndrome

We find that we are never satisfied with anything. The moment we acquire something, we scarcely take time to enjoy it before we want something else.

Wisdom and Finance

The idea of keeping up with the Joneses is very much alive today. It generally results in people living beyond their means.

When Dreams Become Nightmares

We live in a world that encourages us to live beyond our means. We are enticed to “have it now” and pay for it later.

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