A Vision for the Future: Praxis (3/5)

Posted by on Feb 17, 2012 in General Rant, Leading the Church, Main, Memphis Conference, Methodism, Pop Culture, Society at Large | 0 comments

For the past two weeks, I’ve been inspired to write about the United Methodist Church. A video from the General Board of Discipleship set the wheels in motion. In that video, a simple question was posed to key leaders in our denomination: “Where will the United Methodist Church be in 80 years?” Their answers pointed backward as well as forward. And their assertions focused on the notion of praxis, or the manner of being in the...

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‘For Whom Do You Seek?”

Posted by on Mar 22, 2008 in Leading the Local Congregation, Sermons, Society at Large | 0 comments

I had a professor in Seminary who came in and sat with the class as we were settling in the first day. He was a grad student assigned to teach a class on the culture of Christianity, so he looked like the rest of us—and he didn’t sit at the desk where we thought the professor would start out. Suffice it to say, we all said some pretty embarrassing things. We were looking for a professor. But we didn’t know who we were looking for. The same...

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