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, …

something clicked

Something clicked this week. I'm dead tired of hiding in the church. I'm tired of hiding behind all my church activities so I don't have to really connect with people of other backgrounds. I'm tired of analyzing, estimating, predicting, strategizing, etc. I just want to love people. Where they are. Not where I am. This …

creed

I can never be sure that my perspective is true in any larger sense. I declare what is true "for me." But is it true for others as well? Anyone who thinks that Scripture speaks clearly and unequivocally simply has not read it carefully enough. It is full of obscurity and conflicting views. But many …

yearnings

when you've got an answer, it's time to find better questionsTruth on earth cannot be what it is in heaven. In heaven there it Truth; on earth there are truths. Absolute truth cannot exist for any human being. And so Truth is cast out of heaven and down to the earth. There Truth is shattered …