I Hope You Love Easter Too

Preachers love Easter. Yes, this time of the year often gets busier than other times of the year. Yes, there are all sorts of special services that require additional preparation. Yes, you have a lot more things you have to keep straight in your mind. But… and for preachers this...

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Those Eight Days

Each year about this time, our clergy meet with the young people who have spent the last seven months or so in Confirmation Class. It is our chance to have a conversation with them and make sure they know what they are about to do when they join the Church...

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Finding A Way Forward

More and more people have started asking me the question, “What is the United Methodist Church going to decide about the issue of homosexuality?” They are referring to the impending decision that will be made by the special called session of General Conference in February 2019 to deal with this...

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I Will Miss Him!

I am going to miss Rev. Billy Graham. I am told that in the early years he had a reputation for being a hell-fire and damnation preacher. I don’t know. That was before my time. What I do know is that in my lifetime he grew into a giant of...

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