Tag Archives : hope


Why? Making Sense of God’s Will

This week, I read Why?: Making Sense of God’s Will by Adam Hamilton. In this short book, Hamilton addresses three questions of theodicy, God’s justice in the face of suffering, Why do the innocent suffer? Why do my prayers go unanswered? Why can’t I see God’s will for my life? He concludes with a few words about Why God’s […]


Preaching = Fun

Yesterday morning, I had the opportunity to preach at the Heritage Service at Resurrection Leawood. This is the first service on Sunday at Resurrection beginning at 7:45 AM. It was the first time that I had lead worship in several months and it felt really good. We considered the story of Jesus washing the feet […]


The End of Cokesbury, Abingdon Press and UMR Communications?

Cokesbury, Abingdon Press and UMR Communications each have long histories. How much of a future do they have? I recently read an article that referenced this video put together by a publishing company. What are your thoughts, feelings or opinions on the future of Methodist publications?


How a Vision for the UMC Becomes Reality

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. – Japanese proverb In considering the future of the United Methodist Church both vision and action is critical. Yesterday, I outlined a vision for renewal within the denomination and today I will tackle how I think it will happen. I used to think […]


Top 5 Reasons I Stay in the United Methodist Church

I stay in the United Methodist Church because: I believe the doctrine and general rules of the UMC are aligned with the scripture and God’s work in the world. I have experienced the fruit of the United Methodist way of faith in my own life and witnessed it in the lives of others. I believe […]


Speedlinking – February 19, 2009

Why you shouldn’t copy us or anyone else applies to churches as well. Apple’s design process might have some good things to teach about worship design. Hilarity at this blog post – BabyNamer.com Good insights at Top Ten Differences – Small town to megachurch Adam Hamilton asks the provocative question, In 44 Years U.S. UMC […]