Where Do We Go From Here? – Part I

WhaddaulookinatThe resurrected Jesus is standing on the Mount of Olives with the disciples—the eleven specifically called along with several women and Jesus’ brothers—giving them a few last-minute words before he leaves. For the past forty days, since the resurrection, Jesus has been teaching them, “working in the power of the Holy Spirit,” the same HolyContinue reading “Where Do We Go From Here? – Part I”

Living the Resurrection: Paul

As we continue in our series on the resurrections of various biblical characters, let’s do a little recap. Two weeks ago, we talked about Moses and how he went through a series of different identities to become what God had in store for him, each of which led him to a different place and relationshipsContinue reading “Living the Resurrection: Paul”

Finding the Annus Mirabilis

The world has faced many disease pandemics from the earliest civilizations to our present day. While most of these have brought chaos and uncertainty, something interesting happened during England’s last modern experience with plague. London’s plague of 1665-16666 was potentially shipped there on cotton barges from Amsterdam in the Netherlands sometime in 1665. As itContinue reading “Finding the Annus Mirabilis”

The Story: Life and Then Some

It’s not what you think…it’s better. One of my favorite expressions is ‘adventures in missing the point.’ It’s a fun little phrase used to relay the idea that someone is misinterpreting or misunderstanding a situation. Most of the time people use it when someone does something ridiculously, obviously out of touch with the situation. KindContinue reading “The Story: Life and Then Some”

Musings – Success!

Some of the best ministry related conversations about my work and calling are conversations I have with my wife. Quite often, she can see things that I can’t, since she is looking from a different perspective. Over the weekend, we had a conversation about what success in the church looks like while I was gettingContinue reading “Musings – Success!”

The Road IX

Moving Around Moving is always a troublesome, headache of a chore. I’ve moved from Georgia to Kentucky to Colorado to Wyoming to South Carolina over a span of six years. For those who may be curious, that is a total of three thousand seven hundred eighty-three miles across fourteen states, lugging a family’s worth ofContinue reading “The Road IX”

What is a Methodist V

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 talkingContinue reading “What is a Methodist V”

Living III – Follow Me

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 toContinue reading “Living III – Follow Me”

Drowning and Other Impediments to Life

When I was about thirteen or so, I nearly drowned. Okay, maybe I wasn’t really in as much danger as I thought but I was pretty sure at the time I was drowning. It certainly felt that way. It happened one summer afternoon when my sister was invited to go swimming at a friend’s house.Continue reading “Drowning and Other Impediments to Life”

The Ministry V

The Power to Change Many people look back at their days in high school with great fondness, others with great sadness, and others would actually like to remember what happened. For me, it was a mixed bag, some good, some bad, some I can’t quite place even after nearly thirty years. My senior year wasContinue reading “The Ministry V”