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…

United Methodist Mania (And what we can do about it)

Were I to assign one word to American culture circa 2018, it would be manic.  Manic derives from a Greek word meaning “inclined to madness.”  The adjective refers to “characterizing, denoting or afflicted by mania.”  The noun is a person afflicted with mania and synonyms include “anxious, hysterical, worried, demonic, unhinged, unbalanced and feverish.”  IContinue reading “United Methodist Mania (And what we can do about it)”

Is Civility a Place We Can Get to from Here?

I don’t think it is a problem that people disagree on things.  In fact, I think that is a good thing.  If everyone in my life agreed with me on everything, I would live unchallenged.  And as good as that initially sounds, it is antithetical to growth as a human being.  I am not alwaysContinue reading “Is Civility a Place We Can Get to from Here?”

Seven Lights to Live By (we don’t need more heat)

Let’s face it, there is a lot of heat these days.  Surrounding everything.  Times are divisive. The world is frenzied.  Everyone feels the need to give their opinion.  On everything. And without a sense of civility.  And many opinions contain much more heat than light.   Here are Seven Lights to Live By: 1) RealizeContinue reading “Seven Lights to Live By (we don’t need more heat)”

Recovering Civility (not tomorrow but today)

I don’t think it is a problem that people in America disagree on things. In fact, I think that is a good thing. If everyone in my life agreed with me on everything, I would live unchallenged. And as good as that initially sounds, it is antithetical to my growth as a human being. TheContinue reading “Recovering Civility (not tomorrow but today)”