A Disciples Pastor’s Thoughts on General Conference

I have been watching the United Methodist General Conference in Portland (a lovely place to gather)through Twitter, Facebook posts, and some incredibly thoughtful blogs. I have many United Methodist clergy friends, having graduated from a United Methodist seminary. I have Methodist friends, and my father and step-mother are active members of a United Methodist church.… Continue reading A Disciples Pastor’s Thoughts on General Conference

A Conversation with My Kids about Red Ribbons, Car Accidents, and God

Here is the conversation my 8 year old and 5 year old had in the car the other day. 5 year old: Why are there red ribbons on everyone's mailbox? 8 year old: They are there to support the family on the girl that died in the car crash. Whoa. This was not the conversation I was… Continue reading A Conversation with My Kids about Red Ribbons, Car Accidents, and God