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Traveling in Paul’s Footsteps

The first time I visited the Holy Land my wife was certain I was sick.  I was completely silent as we visited various sites.  … read more

The Bible and the Supreme Court on Same Sex Marriage

Yesterday morning the U.S. Supreme Court delivered an historic decision that same-sex couples had the right to marry in the United State… read more

Paul: Blinded by His Own Ambition

The first time we read about Paul’s life in the Acts of the Apostles is in Chapter 7, Jesus had been crucified and resurrected and… read more

Introducing The Call: The Life and Message of the Apostle Paul

It could reasonably be argued that no other human, apart from Jesus himself, has had a greater impact on the world than Paul of Tarsus. … read more

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

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