Worship and Prayer

Worship—and with it, prayer—is the first of the five spiritual practices essential to growing and maturing in our Christian walk.

Introducing "The Walk"

During the next six weeks leading up to Lent, I’ll be sharing excerpts from my new book, "The Walk," here on the blog.

The United Methodist Church I Hope to Serve

My hope is that the next United Methodism removes the language and policies that exclude, harm, or alienate LGBTQ persons.

What's Next for the United Methodist Church?

In the seven weeks since General Conference nearly every committed United Methodist has been asking, What’s next for the UMC?

A New United Methodism?

One conclusion that has consensus among compatibilists and, I think, most incompatibilists: our Church is broken, and we cannot continue as we are.

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.

A Storm on the Sea

When we’re walking through the storms, we should remember Jesus' words: “Be encouraged! It’s me. Don’t be afraid.”

The Call of the Fisherman

We often think that the first encounter Simon had with Jesus was on the seashore of the Sea of Galilee. But John’s Gospel tells us differently.

Introducing Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple

In nearly every episode of Jesus’ life and ministry, Peter is somewhere nearby.

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