Part Three: The Proper Mindset Art has a way of looking at life and asking questions that sometimes are uncomfortable to ask. In 2002, a movie asked this question, what does a father who needs to get help for his son do when there is nothing else to do? The answer, according to the tagline: … Continue reading The Ministry III
Part Two: People to Minister With Working with teenagers is like walking a cat, you can take them outside, you can put a leash on them, but the odds are, they’ll just lay on the ground and play with the leash. Case in point, I decided that it would be bright idea to have a … Continue reading The Ministry II
I love a good mystery. And in my humble opinion, the best movies and series for that right now are on BBC (don’t worry this isn’t an advert). There have been a few good American series (Homicide: Life on the Streets comes to mind) but generally the Brits have us beat when it comes to […]
Last week I had the privilege of writing an article for Um-Insight called Time to Look Under the Hood (click here to see the article). In it, I talked about the need “to figure out how much of the engine that we call the UMC needs replacing.” In the comments section below the article, a … Continue reading Tearing it Down to the Frame
Luke 4:1-13 | Part One: Preparing to Minister What is the ultimate test? I suppose it depends on who you ask and when ask them. If you asked the Spartans of ancient Greece, the answer would probably have to do with a great feat of strength and stamina performed in battle with an opponent of … Continue reading The Ministry I
“Do you believe in the resurrection?” Tom Caldwell did not start our conversation with this. It started over whether I was a Pittsburgh native because I was wearing a Steelers jersey. I was standing in the lobby of the Litchfield Inn on Pawley’s Island, SC carrying on a conversation with Tom, whom I had known … Continue reading Will There Be Coffee in the Resurrection?
Free Will or Predestination? | Romans 8:29-30 Science fact has tended to come from science fiction. In 1968, Arthur C. Clarke wrote a “foolscap-sized Newspad,” something sounds suspiciously like our modern iPad or other tablet computers. Aldous Huxley came up with the idea of mood-enhancing pills for his novel Brave New World in 1931, something … Continue reading You Asked for It IV