The Ancient Ways – Part 3

An unintentional fastThere have been a few times in my life I have considered the idea of fasting with some seriousness. I first read about it in a serious sense in college and again sometime later in seminary. In seminary, I tried a few times to fast just to get an idea of what itContinue reading “The Ancient Ways – Part 3”

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”

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”

With All Your Heart – God’s Generous Heart

An Extreme Generosity I would be very surprised if anyone in this room had heard the name Dobri Dobrev, also known as Grandpa Dobri, Elder Dobri, or The Saint of Bailovo, before this moment. I would also be surprised if you forget his story – even if you can’t remember his name – after youContinue reading “With All Your Heart – God’s Generous Heart”