Speaking Against the Simple Plan

What??? Yes, you read that correctly. On Monday at General Conference, I spoke *against* the Simple Plan, which would have removed all restrictions against LGBTQ+ people from the Book of Discipline. I did this for several reasons: 1. Truly, the Simple Plan stops short of doing good. It simply would remove discrimination from our polity,… Continue reading Speaking Against the Simple Plan

Sermon: Beyond the Worry

"Beyond the Worry" (February 17, 2019) As I prepare to travel to the Called Session of The United Methodist Church, I am not alone in feeling worry about the future of our denomination. But if God cares for the birds and the flowers, perhaps God gives us something inherently human, which will provide for us… Continue reading Sermon: Beyond the Worry

Series: Bread, Bath, & Beyond

Bread, Bath, & Beyond “If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation…”  - 1 Corinthians 5:17 The new year always brings opportunity to move beyond our limitations, to find new beginnings, and be better than we were before. This season, we recall that the most transforming experiences of our faith— communion and baptism—… Continue reading Series: Bread, Bath, & Beyond