A time for understanding

A time for understanding

Another retired minister and I were asked by our winter church in Alabama to lead a Bible study for some other “snowbirds.”We settled on w...

June 4th, 2020 |  


Pandemics, pandemonium and answers

Pandemics, pandemonium and answers

What we have experienced over the weekend has left me with profound sadness and few words. What has been simmering for some time now in our country ha...

June 4th, 2020 |  


Words still speak to our hearts

Words still speak to our hearts

What matters most in times of quarantine and crisis? I don’t know about you, but these days have caused this writer to pause and reflect on the ...

May 28th, 2020 |  



Playing stop and go with God

Playing stop and go with God

Well, it happened again.The other day I was driving down one of the main thoroughfares here, not only managing the roundabouts (all 14 of them between...

May 21st, 2020 |  


Weakness in moment of fear: Your choice?

Weakness in moment of fear: Your choice?

I have thought, for a while now, that you can’t make sense of Peter’s final story in the Gospel of John — where Jesus and the discip...

May 14th, 2020 |  


The many superpowers of ‘Mother’

The many superpowers of ‘Mother’

This past Sunday was Mother’s Day – the busiest and most productive holiday of the year — even in a coronavirus environment — ...

May 14th, 2020 |  


It’s in what you do about it

It’s in what you do about it

Each Easter recently, I’ve returned to a quote from Peter Rollins, a Northern Irish writer and theologian. Perhaps you’ve read this little...

May 7th, 2020 |  


The awesome power of love

The awesome power of love

There is an ancient legend about two warring tribes in the Andes, one that lived in the lowlands and the other high in the mountains. The mountain peo...

May 7th, 2020 |  


With split delayed, United Methodists face a year in limbo

NEW YORK (AP) — Had there been no coronavirus pandemic, America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination would be convening this week fo...

May 7th, 2020 |  


There is a cure for this malady

There is a cure for this malady

We have just passed through the Easter holiday. This is one of the most hope-filled holidays of the year.This year, we have celebrated Easter a bit di...

April 30th, 2020 |