Naming Life in the Midst of Conflict: These Are the Real Rock Stars

Today, I need to name and celebrate the twelve faith communities who taught me all kinds of beautiful ways to love people and practice the way of Jesus. Hume UMC in Lima, OhioTrinity UMC in Lima, OhioSoldotna UMC in Soldotna, AlaskaSt. John UMC in Anchorage, AlaskaFlorida Southern College in Lakeland, FloridaGeorgianna UMC in Merritt Island, …

general conference wrap up

The conference voted to suspend the rules, in order to amend the rules, in order to determine if we will be voting to concur with the committees' reports, or to vote on adopting the petitions themselves. This took an hour.Matt KuzmaHaha...made me laugh. Unfortunately, very true.Ugandan Children's Choir video intro - their journey to the …

thursday at general conference

I've been scanning other General Conference blogs and they've done a great job of summarizing the joys and struggles of holy conferencing. Alaska Conference Communications Blog on General ConferenceI was posted at the front of the plenary floor today to guard the stage. Halfway through the morning, there was a 15 minute witness/protest. Very powerful …

sad day

It was a sad day for the United Methodist Church.There aren't any words to describe what happened tonight. It doesn't matter which "side" of the homosexuality issue you're on. It's just sad when a fantastic group of people devoted to Christ feel the Holy Spirit move in such different ways. On a lighter note, we're …

interviews today at general conference

I got a chance to interview Paul Gravley and Andrew Conard today. They had great insights! With each interview, I get more excited about what the finished project could look like. Guarded the doors of the Judicial Council legislative committee today. I'm one tough bouncer. Enjoyed lunch with the Alaska delegation. Lots of laughter.