Same Sex Marriage and the Future of the UMC

A year ago, with input from others, I wrote a blog post called, A Way Forward for a United Methodism?.  In it we offered suggestion… read more

Discipleship, Worship, and Earth Day

Today is officially Earth Day.  The first Earth Day was observed April 22, 1970, the brainchild of Democratic Senator Gaylord Nelso… read more

The Words After That

In my last few posts, I’ve written about some of Jesus’ last words as he died on the cross. After Jesus spoke his final word… read more

“It Is Finished”

The Gospels of Matthew and Mark tell us that, as he breathed his last, Jesus cried out with a loud voice. Yet neither records what he sa… read more

The Promise of Jesus’ Words, “Today You Will Be With Me In Paradise”

Jesus’ response to the dying criminal’s plea for mercy, “Today you will be with me in Paradise” in Luke 23, spea… read more