Mary, Full of Grace

My new Advent book, Not a Silent Night, looks at Jesus through the eyes of Mary.  Chapter one begins at the end of Mary’s life and each successive...

A Defining Moment

In the last few posts, we’ve been looking at Christmas through Mary’s eyes. We began by considering Mary’s perspective on Christmas...

The Piercing of Mary’s Soul

About fifteen years before Mary’s death, she watched her son die. It was the day we now call Good Friday, but to Mary there was nothing...

The Hope of Resurrection

At the Church of the Resurrection each year in December, we hold a special worship service for everyone who lost a loved one that year. We recognize...

Christmas Through Mary's Eyes

Can you believe that Advent begins in four weeks?  What will your church or small group study for the Advent season this year that will help you...

Three Short Video Clips From Wesley's England

During the last few weeks, I’ve been publishing excerpts from my new book, Revival, which focuses on the life and faith of John Wesley and how his...

Charles Wesley and the Music of the Wesleyan Revival

I’ve blogged recently about John Wesley’s life and faith, which is the subject of my new book, Revival. ...

Opposition, Persecution, and Perseverance

John Wesley challenged listeners throughout England (and Scotland, Ireland, and Wales) to a deeper level of commitment and a serious pursuit of a holy...

The Foundry in London: Two Sides of the Gospel

John Wesley spent much of his time in London during 1738 helping to form a religious society that became known as the Fetter Lane Society. Religious...

Divisions in Our Church, Divisions in Our Nation

I spent 24 hours this week meeting with a group of 16 leaders in the United Methodist Church discussing the issue of homosexuality and if there is a...

God's Love for Sinners and Drunkards

As I look back over my life, the best parts all have something to do with the love of God. My choice to follow God has made me a better husband to my...

God’s Violence in the Old Testament, Part 3: Possible Solutions

This post is a continuation of my previous two posts. Together they are an excerpt from one chapter of my new book, Making Sense of the Bible...

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