Same Sex Marriage and the Future of the UMC

A year ago, with input from others, I wrote a blog post called, A Way Forward for a United Methodism?. In it we offered suggestions for how the...

Discipleship, Worship, and Earth Day

Today is officially Earth Day. The first Earth Day was observed April 22, 1970, the brainchild of Democratic Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin who...

What Should Be Done About ISIS?

I have had several of you write me regarding Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly’s call for pastors to speak about ISIS (click here to see the...

Divisions in Our Church, Divisions in Our Nation

I spent 24 hours this week meeting with a group of 16 leaders in the United Methodist Church discussing the issue of homosexuality and if there is a...

A Response to Rob Renfroe's Open Letter

Yesterday Rob Renfroe, a United Methodist pastor and the president of Good News, sent me a letter (found here) with a critique of the document A Way...

A Way Forward for a United Methodism?

Over the last couple of months, a group of 80 United Methodist pastors have been meeting by conference call to discuss their response to clergy in the...

Homosexuality, The Bible, and The United Methodist Church

This week Bishop Martin McLee of the New York Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church announced that he was dismissing a church trial...

A Letter From the President

I received the note above from the President this morning thanking me for preaching at the National Prayer Service and including a word of...

Lessons from Moses: 2013 Inaugural Prayer Service Sermon

Today I was honored to deliver the sermon at the National Prayer Service following yesterday's Inauguration. I'll write more later about my entire...

Preaching for the President's Inauguration

I received a call a couple of weeks ago from a White House staffer inviting me to preach the National Prayer Service that is a part of the...

Put God Back in Public Schools?

One reaction to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been a call to “put God back in the schools.”  I even heard one...

No, Everything Doesn't Happen for a Reason

“Everything happens for a reason,” he said as he reflected upon the terrible events that had occurred in Newtown, Connecticut.  I...

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