Words to Celebrate Christmas

One of the popular activities during the Christmas season is to sing Christmas carols. As a musician myself, I find that music moves me in a deeper way than many other forms of expression. When it comes to Christmas carols, however, sometimes the familiarity of the songs allows us to gloss over the impact of… Continue reading Words to Celebrate Christmas

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Waiting for the Church’s Future

It is fitting that we take the month before Christmas (the church season of Advent) as a time of waiting. Historically, the church calendar teaches us to eagerly await the celebration of Christmas and all the joys and excitement we experience during that time. With that spirit of anticipation, we eagerly await the future that… Continue reading Waiting for the Church’s Future

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A Crisis of Identity

The current crisis in The United Methodist Church is often portrayed as a crisis of unity. The unity of our denomination is threatened by deep theological disagreement and the refusal of some parts of the church to abide by the decisions of General Conference and live by our legitimately enacted Book of Discipline. Some prescribe… Continue reading A Crisis of Identity

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