Lessons from the African Church (Part 1)

Over on the Spirit & Truth website I am starting to publish a series of reflections on my time in Nairobi, Kenya. I will also share some more personal reflections here, but I wanted to link to these articles because they share much of my heart for the church in America as I return home … Continue reading Lessons from the African Church (Part 1)

Longings for the church that I love: Sharing my heart for the United Methodist Church

I have been a part of the United Methodist Church since birth. I grew up in this church. It formed me. It connected me with men and women who shaped me profoundly. And as nearly all Methodists are now aware, I recognize that we stand at a major crossroads as a denomination. There are so … Continue reading Longings for the church that I love: Sharing my heart for the United Methodist Church

Dear Church, you already have everything you need.

Dear Church, you already have everything you need. In this holiday season we are constantly tempted by commercials, billboards and radio advertisements to consider all of the items we are currently lacking in our life. How have you managed to go on living without a blanket with sleeves in your life? This temptation to continually … Continue reading Dear Church, you already have everything you need.