Tag Archives: UMC

The Bread of Life

“I am the Bread of Life.” Jesus (John 6:35) In a recent hospital visit, one of the healthcare professionals asked me what I liked best about Holy Communion. I looked to the patient to make sure it was o.k. to … Continue reading

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It’s Not Me, It’s You (Part 2)

  Part 2 (Read Part 1 here) “It is amazing what can be accomplished when no one cares who gets the credit.” – John Wooden The language we use matters, especially when working with a team.  This is why I … Continue reading

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It’s Not Me, It’s You (Part 1)

Part 1 (Read Part 2 here) “It is amazing what can be accomplished when no one cares who gets the credit.” – John Wooden I have recently been (re)reading “Good to Great” by Jim Collins.  Which, as an aside, in … Continue reading

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In Defense of the “Contemporary” Church

Since when did it become popular to critique the style and form of how some churches choose to worship?  The most recent trend has some writers taking cheap shots at what they are calling the “contemporary” church.  You know, the … Continue reading

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Playing the hand you are dealt (RIOM)

Before I was ordained in the United Methodist Church as an Elder, I was commissioned as a provisional member of my annual conference (WNC).  I’ll explain more about that process later, but one of the advantages of this probationary process was that … Continue reading

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Called and set apart?

I recently became an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church; a journey that took over 8 years to complete. As you can imagine with any journey, there were peaks and valleys along the way. My first series of posts … Continue reading

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