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Light in Our Darkness

Today is Holy Saturday. It is the quiet solemn day between Good Friday, when we commemorate the death of Jesus through crucifixion, and Easter Sunday. Around the world, this day has varied titles for Christians. The Orthodox, who will not…

Avoiding the Short Circuit

What would happen if…we appoint pastors to circuit-based ministries to develop new faith communities, language ministries, innovations, and shared ministry/staffing under the supervision and leadership of a circuit leader? The first church I attended after my conversion at age 13…

A Restored Church

Since the disastrous Special Called Session of the General Conference in 2019, a new longing for a different way of being the United Methodist Church has emerged. In the months since the conference has adjourned, a bevy of new proposals…

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Religious Apps & Games (School Part 2)

(This post is again another school-based project for my class at BU.) My “go to” religious app is linked to a piece of software that I have used for thirty years. The Logos bible software app has been a constant…

Childhood Stories – A School Assignment

(During this fall I am completing my final online course as part of my Doctor of Ministry program at Boston University. The class focuses on how we communicate using the media of the 21st century. As part of the assignments,…

Does United Methodism Need a Map?

I fell in love with maps as a child. As a native Southern Californian, I would read and study the old Thomas Guide map of Los Angeles. Growing up in LA meant learning that there were often many paths to…