As I posted earlier, the news that the work on a new United Methodist Hymnal has been postponed generated many ideas about what might spring up in the meantime, including a couple of great discussions over on the facebook group for the new hymnal. This morning, Dean McIntyre from the General Board of Discipleship emailed… Continue reading Maybe this means the powers that be are listening!
"After Jesus" (May 24, 2009) Ater Jesus disapears from their sight, the disciples have to figure out what to do next, what the movement will be, what this Spirit he promised might look like. After Jesus and before the Spirit, we have a unique opportuinity to practice waiting and anticipating what the Spirit will do.… Continue reading Sermon: After Jesus
In my life, lessons come in seasons. I like to think that this is because all of life is learning, growing, and cyclical, but it's probably just because I'm thickheaded and it takes a few whacks with a 2x4 upside the back of the skull for me to realize that God is trying to tell… Continue reading Lessons of the Season
The United Methodist world is abuzz with the news: production on the new United Methodist Hymnal, slated for the 2012 quadrennium, has been halted. While my congregation rejoices that this means the copies of The Faith We Sing we just bought are not going to be obsolete right away, and I rejoice that people aren't… Continue reading That Old Time Hymnal; it’s good enough for…
"The Whole Point of the Whole Bible!" (May 17, 2009) Jesus made a clear and explicit statement about what the whole point of being his disciple was about: loving as he loves. Now, if only we could figure out how to do that-- if only we could grasp how much that is-- we'd be well… Continue reading Sermon: The Whole Point of the Whole Bible!
(or watch at YouTube) "Girls Become Mothers" (May 10, 2009) On this Mother's Day, we reflect on the women who have empowered us, who have given us the opportunities we have in life. Can we, in their honor and out of love of God and God's children, help other women attain opportunities in their lives?… Continue reading Sermon: Girls Become Mothers
Susan Boyle's got Talent! (on YouTube) (Embedding of Susan Boyle's clip has been turned off, so you have follow the link if you haven't seen it before-- or want to see it again. I showed it toward the beginning of the sermon.) "Not of This Flock" (May 3, 2009) We can be quick to judge… Continue reading Sermon: Not of This Flock