Sermon: Our Place at the Table

"Our Place at the Table" (November 17, 2013) We are invited to serve others as we have been served, but we can't be good servants to others if we forget our place at Christ's table. In this sermon, we are invited to consider our financial commitments to the church's ministries as flowing from the abundance… Continue reading Sermon: Our Place at the Table

Reasons I Stay…

Days like today, I think about the denomination of The United Methodist Church, and why I’m a part of it. Days that follow trials and verdicts, personal vendetta turned to personhood- and livelihood- stripping arguments and actions make it hard to remember. There’s beautiful theology, and a structure that is imperfect but has room for… Continue reading Reasons I Stay…

The courage of couples

Tim Schaefer takes the stand today. Tim's father, Rev. Frank Schaefer, was found guilty yesterday in a United Methodist Church trial for officiating at Tim's wedding to his similarly-gendered partner six years ago. An inactive member of Schaefer's church, angry because his mother and Schaefer had a disagreement which led to her being fired from… Continue reading The courage of couples