4 Things You Need to Do to Prepare Your Church to Welcome New People

By Tuesday, pastors and lay leaders have put last Sunday in the rear-view mirror and are thinking and planning for next Sunday. The thing about Sunday is that it always comes and there are no re-runs. Many are looking at visiting a church, perhaps your church, this Sunday. Welcoming these guests isn't as simple as opening... Continue Reading →

The Promise Remains- Thoughts on the United Methodist Church General Conference

I've watched the United Methodist General Conference with great interest. My parents are United Methodists. I received one of the best theological educations one can get through a United Methodist Seminary (I know just enough Wesley to get in trouble). Some of the best practices in preaching, church leadership, justice, and pastoral care that I... Continue Reading →

The Cost of Not Taking the Bible Seriously

The separation of children from their parents at the United States border is unconscionable. The fact that this policy is being justified by the Attorney General using scripture is gross biblical malpractice. Here’s the real kicker- the Attorney General was appointed by a President who received 80 percent of the vote from Christian evangelicals. I’m... Continue Reading →

The Wedding Sermon: 3 Things the Mainline Church Needs to Quit

A wedding sermon Of all the things that could possibly transform the mainline church, a wedding sermon? Think of the countless hours of meetings, the dollars spent on consultants and supposed experts, the physical and spiritual labor poured out, the tears shed, the failed strategies. When all else fails, it’s a wedding sermon that saves... Continue Reading →

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