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Forgiveness: A Sermon on Matthew 18:21-35

Well CPE is over and the semester is almost half-way over so I guess I’ll get back to blogging. To begin, a sermon I gave at Claremont United Methodist Church on Sept. 1,770 more words


McMurry Students Work With Autistic Students

Students in Dr. Stephanie Scott’s Special Learners class at McMurry University got some real world experience working with autistic children when they assisted at a meeting of Reach for a Difference, a support group for parents of kids with autism spectrum disorder. 65 more words


The Unstoppable Force: LGBT Equality in the United Methodist Church

“Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Stand up in front of everyone.” Then Jesus asked them, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they remained silent. 887 more words


What We Believe Matters Part 5

Does the Bible really matter anymore? Is it more than a simple book of history? Is it even historical?

On the other hand is it inspired? 327 more words


Why the UMC is Such a Dismal Failure at Church Planting #UMC

It was a moment of amazing clarity as I suddenly saw why the United Methodist Church has such a dismal record creating successful church plants. I am defining “successful” as a plant that is showing extensive growth to the point of needing to plant satellite campuses within a few years, has a number of young adults and children participating in it, and is financially self-sustaining. 1,583 more words