Post Annual Conference Advice (To Traditional United Methodists)

  In the aftermath of General Conference 2019, many Progressives were reeling.   In the aftermath of recent Annual Conference elections, many Traditionalists are reeling.   In many conferences, Progressives have posted significant gains concerning 2020 General and Jurisdictional Conference delegates.  In these areas, supporters of current church teaching are now woefully underrepresented by theirContinue reading “Post Annual Conference Advice (To Traditional United Methodists)”

The Ministry of Encouragement (Do you feel called?)

  6 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. 7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 8 Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone toContinue reading “The Ministry of Encouragement (Do you feel called?)”

Telling the Truth (About Jesus)

“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? 3 When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that youContinue reading “Telling the Truth (About Jesus)”

Shaking Hands (While We Still Can) #UMC

Sometimes you just need to shake hands and go your separate ways while you can still shake hands…

The Work of the Holy Spirit (Part II)

BAPTIZED BY FIRE: THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (Part II) Text: Romans 12: 6-8 In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is servingContinue reading “The Work of the Holy Spirit (Part II)”

THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (Part I)

BAPTIZED BY FIRE: THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (Part I) Acts 2: 1-6   You may wonder why I would write on a topic as historically controversial as the Holy Spirit.  For me, it is an issue of disconnect and firepower.  The disconnect is that standard practice in most churches does not even remotelyContinue reading “THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (Part I)”

A Prayer for Nurses

A Prayer for Nurses: Almighty God, Thank you for the vocation and ministry of nurses. Thank you for their gift of healing. Thank you for their willingness to be available in times of great need. Thank you for their sacrifice. Thank you for their willingness to do humble but necessary tasks. Thank you for theContinue reading “A Prayer for Nurses”

Seven Life Changing Concepts (you can put in play right now)

In many ways, life is a battlefield…of the mind.  What we think and the attitudes and understandings that accompany those thoughts determine the quality of our lives in very real ways. Seven Life Changing Concepts  1. WIN THE MOMENT Winning a whole day is too hard.  Think of your life as a series of crisisContinue reading “Seven Life Changing Concepts (you can put in play right now)”

I Believe in God…

   We believe in one God The Father, the Almighty Maker of heaven and earth of all that is seen and unseen -Nicene Creed   Over the centuries, the Christian church has endured threats to its core beliefs.  That should not be surprising.  Churches are located all over the world and exist within diverse cultures,Continue reading “I Believe in God…”

Why I Believe What I Believe… A Seven Part Blog on Hebrews, Orthodoxy and Hope in Christ (Part VII)

  Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping ourContinue reading “Why I Believe What I Believe… A Seven Part Blog on Hebrews, Orthodoxy and Hope in Christ (Part VII)”