The Sturdy Anchor of Doctrine

Posted on : September 30, 2013

When one decides to follow God’s call into ministry in The United Methodist Church, one is inevitably confronted with a series of historic questions, including several about doctrine. Preserved in the denomination’s official Book of… Continue Reading

The Books I Keep

Posted on : September 23, 2013

If there is one thing that accumulates during seminary, it is books. I’ve loved books for as long as I can remember, and I came to seminary with several bookshelves already comfortably full. By the… Continue Reading

Exploring New Language for Proclaiming the Gospel: Examples from Scripture

Posted on : September 16, 2013

“The Western world has lost its faith in the shadow of church steeples.” (Alex McManus) A few years ago I wrote the essay, “What Is a Missional Hermeneutic?” for Catalyst. Over the next year, I… Continue Reading

Online Eucharist? No Parodies Allowed!

Posted on : September 9, 2013

The Word became flesh to share table with us. The Lord rose from death to rejoin us at his table. Eating and drinking with Jesus has been, is, and will be constitutive of our belonging… Continue Reading
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