Playing Pastor

On Sunday, I preached on Ephesians 4:17-24 and living a life of renewal. We talked about putting on our new selves and the people who help us see both our gifts as well as the things we need to work on in order to live a life of renewal. I

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Doing Good Friday

If you asked my seminary self if I would substitute Good Friday worship for anything, I am confident I would have said I would never skip such an important day. It is the day of solemnity in the Christian faith—the day we remember the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It is

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The Sign of Justice

  “For the love of God, protect immigrants.”   That was the message on the sign in front of the United Methodist Building across from the Capitol in Washington, DC, where I spent the last week at the Young Clergy Forum put on by the United Methodist General Board of

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Annual Conference 2017 – Preview

This week Joy Lenz and I will embark on Grand Island, NE to serve as delegates at the Great Plains Annual Conference. This is the gathering of all of Kansas and Nebraska United Methodist clergy and lay people. We come together to worship together, learn from presenters, vote on legislation,

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