The Story – Beginnings

Telling a good story According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the entertainment industry in the United States made more than 200 billion dollars in 2019.[1] The numbers that make this up come from movies, streaming video, music, books, and video games as the categories the department used. Add in concerts, sporting events, and otherContinue reading “The Story – Beginnings”

The Gifts of Christmas – Joy

Joy is not what it seems Most of the time, we feel like we have a pretty firm grasp on the world around us. What seems to be a tree is a tree; what seems to be a rock is a rock. We see the world through eyes that recognize things for what they are.Continue reading “The Gifts of Christmas – Joy”

The Road II

Being Formed | Jeremiah 18:1-6 Throwing Pots Richard Black was the middle school art teacher at Stewart Middle School, a large, serious man with the critical eye of a collector or curator. I learned more about art and aesthetic in three years of being in that classroom than I did at anytime outside of itContinue reading “The Road II”

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”