Throughout the Gospels, we routinely see Jesus interact with marginalized peoples. Society in Jesus’ time would cast aside people because … Continue reading 30 Days of Autism, Day 5: A Christ-Centered Way of Engagement
At the beginning of each year, I have often found it important to spend some time focusing on where we … Continue reading A Worriless Mission
Last Sunday, we started to unveil God’s vision for Claylick by saying we would no longer play defense as a … Continue reading God’s Vision for Claylick UMC
They say the church is no longer needed today. That it has long served its purpose.
They say the church is just an ancient thing. That its teachings and beliefs are no longer relevant.
They say the church’s mission is no longer worth it. That no one is paying attention anymore, so the church would be better off just not trying.
Do you really believe any of that? Continue reading “God Needs You … We Need You”
Throughout my ministry, I have preached on many passages that have led to a wide selection of interpretations and reflections. There have been passages where I have not known where to begin. There have been scriptures where I was never quite sure which angle to take, and sermons where it was as much for me as it was the congregation that I preached the message to.
Those sermons come after much prayer and reflection, with hope for a sermon that speaks to both myself and the congregation. A professor of mine once told me that if the sermon does not speak to you, then it will never speak to the person in the pew. Continue reading “Seeing Jesus in Others”