Just Pray

Peace with Justice Sunday June 7, 2020 Has anyone ever told you to “just pray”? Telling someone who is voicing a grievance about suffering or injustice to go away and “just pray” misses the point of prayer and Christian spirituality. Crying out to seek empathy, solidarity, help, and change is the very essence of prayer. […]

Love (and loathing) in the time of coronavirus

Last Sunday, March 15, 2020, the congregation I serve registered a greater attendance of those viewing online than those present in person for worship. This did not take place because we have finally moved into studio television production or due to the amazing popularity of our ministry. We experienced a surge in online viewing due […]

Three Petitions

This week, for the first time in 23 years of United Methodist ministry, I decided to write petitions to change the Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church in favor of greater inclusiveness. A Concern for Inclusiveness Inclusiveness impacts participation in the life and governance of the church, the funding priorities of the church […]