Story, not a sermon

Hey look, I can post something other than sermon audio and accoutrement. Stories are powerful. That's not revelatory in any way. I know this. And yet, for months now, I've really wrestled with how we interact with stories: what stories do for us, what they do to us, how they define us, how they restrict …

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Happy New Year

[Note: I originally wrote this as my year-end letter to my congregation. But I thought it might be worth sharing a little wider.] I intended to help us ring in the new year with a couple suggestions of ways we can challenge ourselves to learn and grow in our faith -- which is to say, …

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What’s in a name?

What is distinctive about the United Methodist Church? What is United Methodist identity? In other words, what makes United Methodists United Methodists? This is the question our Confirmation class pondered the last couple weeks. How would you respond? (Or, for my non-UMC readers, how would you answer the question for your denomination or religion or …

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