Doing What We Can

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012 in Leading the Local Congregation, Main, Memphis Conference, Methodism, Sermons | 1 comment

I just left a Finance Committee Meeting for Grace UMC, the church I’m presently serving. And I just witnessed a very admirable act. “Heroic” is a little too strong a word, but not by too much. Let me offer some background. Grace has had some financial strain over the past two years. Attendance was dropping sharply due to conflicts within the church and giving was way down.┬áThe congregation eventually divided its property...

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Predatory Lending

Posted by on Mar 16, 2012 in Economics, General Rant, Pop Culture, Society at Large, Uncategorized, US Politics | 0 comments

I’m a member of a covenant accountability discipleship group. That’s a fancy way of saying that I have brothers in Christ who ask me, very intentionally, if I am doing what I said I would do and being who I said I would be. Our covenant is simple: We’ve agreed to pray daily. We’ve agreed to fast weekly. We’ve agreed to participate in the Lord’s Supper twice monthly. Our covenant also includes some intentional...

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