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Avoiding Conversation is No Way to Advance the Debate

How do have the conversations that matter most?  Like many things in life, most of it is just showing up.

We United Methodists just came through Annual Conference season; this is the yearly gathering of United Methodists in a given region, represented by clergy and laity, where budgets are set, legislation debated, and an array of training, lectures, studies, worship, and mission opportunities are offered.   920 more words



On Monday, I celebrated my 3rd Father’s Day since I got married on a wet and cold February in 2013. The first celebration came after we were married for a couple of short months, when we found out we were going to be parents. 1,161 more words


Is Wright Right?

“Just call me Tom.”

These were the first words I heard from the highly esteemed New Testament scholar, N.T. Wright. I liked him immediately. How could you not, given his proven scholarship coupled with humility delivered with that deep baritone British accented voice?

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The Challenge of Jesus - NT Wright

Whether you are a Christian or an atheist who is intellectually honest enough to do the research about the man many claim didn’t exist but many more worship, this is a book you want in your library. 137 more words


Made For Spirituality

Made for spirituality, we wallow in introspection. Made for joy, we settle for pleasure. Made for justice, we clamor for vengeance. Made for relationship, we insist on our own way. 82 more words


Summer Book Recommendations

As a minister I feel that I should probably read sometimes.  While there is no substitute for reading Scripture, there are a lot of helpful books out there.  1,043 more words

News Flash!

I interrupt this series with a special good news bulletin!

“The good news is that Jesus of Nazareth was a real man, living and dying at a turbulent moment in real space-time history. 565 more words