Wrestling not Rasslin’ Today I am going to tell you about the longest wrestling match in modern history. When I say wrestling, I mean actual wrestling not rasslin’. Rasslin’ is not a sport; it’s a glorified soap opera with costumed actors who do choreographed tumbling and gymnastics routines with one another. What I am talking … Continue reading What is a Methodist V
I. What We Share with Others Share and Share Alike As human beings, we know something of who we are by where we came from. Many of us identify ourselves by both the place we were born and the family we were born into. Being a Jarrell from Marietta, Georgia is very different than being … Continue reading What is a Methodist I
Being Catholic Liturgy can open the world to some interesting questions. The things we say and do as part of our worship services introduce ideas to people that they may never have heard before, especially if they have never been in a church as part of our denomination. Of course, sometimes people who have attended … Continue reading Living VII: Unity
Adjustments As most of you know, I like to eat. I mean, I really like to eat. Pick a food group, I have a favorite, especially where breads and sweets are concerned. When I was younger – much younger, I might add – I could eat ridiculous amounts of food without any apparent effect to … Continue reading Living III – Follow Me
“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?
Imagine a campfire, flames leaping into the air, sparks popping and crackling from the wood fueling the blaze. The night sky spreads out overhead, the twinkling of stars dotting the stygian canvas. All around is the cimmerian curtain which has fallen, denying Helios for a time. Around the false sun, a small band of relatives … Continue reading Storytelling
When I think of seminary, some of my favorite memories have to do with my three closest classmates and I having a drink together at The Pub. The Pub was technically a gastropub, meaning they have a huge high-end beer menu and a slightly smaller, but quality food menu. You could get beers from all … Continue reading Jack and Jesus