Innovation or Institution

Last week I started a series of articles to ask some questions about what we are doing as a church in both the local congregation and in the greater church beyond. I presented the idea that as a church, we are failing at the mission of the church and in all honesty, I think thatContinue reading “Innovation or Institution”

What are we doing?

Last week, I sat in my home office in a Zoom meeting with other clergy from the Rock Hill District. We went through the usual: prayer and prayer requests, announcements, and for this time of year, questions about charge conferences. These are all standard, normal things to talk about and in all honesty, the combinationContinue reading “What are we doing?”

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”