A Different Future from a Difficult Past

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Leading the Church, Leading the Local Congregation, Main, Memphis Conference, Methodism, Sermons | 2 comments

Let’s cover some known facts. I’m a United Methodist pastor. The United Methodist Church is a Christian denomination. Christians follow the teachings of Christ. Christ was big on forgiveness. Based on this, we should be able to draw some conclusions about a system of United Methodist pastors and United Methodist churches — and the way they interact.┬áLet me offer you a few more known facts. Most clergy I know have encountered...

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Why So Repetitive?

Posted by on Aug 18, 2011 in General Rant, Leading the Church, Leading the Local Congregation, Methodism, Pop Culture | 0 comments

Do you ever get tired of hearing how wonderful someone thinks you are? That’s a hard one to deny. We like it when the good stuff is repeated. And we may not like it as much, but we need to have the important things repeated so that they will stick in our head. I woke up this morning thinking about the things that matter. Not because they were already in my head, but because I know that I need the repetition. It’s important. The...

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