A Big Fat So What?!?!

This article was originally published in St. Mark’s Messenger, November, 2020 edition. We’re in the middle of a very contentious election. We’re also in the midst of a global pandemic. I’ve seen Christians from all over the country fighting about how everyone should vote “if you’re a real Christian!” “If you’re a believer, I don’t […]

It’s rarely just 2

Many others have made note of the topic of today’s post, but I wanted to wade into these waters for just a bit to express my perspective. As the ‘resident theologian’ (a common phrase to remind pastors of their primary role) at a local church, I am often asked questions about this or that hot […]

Déjà vu

[written for the St. Mark’s UMC Newsletter, February, 2020 edition] Here we go again. Fair warning … this one’s gonna be long. The specially called General Conference 2019 (GC19) was billed as the GC where the United Methodist Church would finally resolve its longstanding impasse regarding homosexual practice. After bickering since 1972, we were poised […]