At my previous church, if I wanted to go to the office I would simply walk from the living room … Continue reading Sometimes It’s OK to Get Lost
This past Sunday was a momentous day for me. Not only was it my first Father’s Day as a parent, but it was also my final Sunday leading worship at Mackville UMC and Antioch UMC.
This was my first pastoral assignment and I leave feeling blessed to have been a small part of what God is doing in and through these two great congregations. I will miss everyone there. The memories we have made here will last a lifetime.
Next week, a new chapter in my ministry will be written as I begin to serve as the pastor of Covington Trinity UMC. I’ve had the opportunity to meet several of the leaders and members of the church. We are looking forward to what awaits us as we join in the ministry God has called the church to do in the Latonia neighborhood of Covington.
Before loading the U-Haul, however, I think it is appropriate to look back on what was. The following are my reflections on what I learned during my first two years as a pastor. Continue reading “What I Learned During My First Pastoral Appointment”
The story is a part of West Virginia University lore. It involves the legendary play-by-play announcer Jack Fleming, the University … Continue reading Must I Love Pitt Fans: What Does Jesus Ask of Sports Fans in the Stands?
Healing is the act of bringing health or wholeness to someone. It means to restore someone, or a community, to … Continue reading Sunday’s Sermon: We Can Be Healers
If I cheer for my favorite team, but have not shown love to the opposing fan sitting next to me … Continue reading 1 Corinthians 13 for the Sports Fan
1: What does it mean to be the church? Are we a witnessing movement of Jesus Christ or are we … Continue reading Ten Questions for the American Church
For almost four months, Abbi and I have been on that great joyride known as parenthood. Through sleep deprivation and … Continue reading Being a Dad Has Made Me a Better Pastor