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On The Move (or, I’ve Been Reappointed)

On Sunday, February 7th I announced that the Bishop was re-appointing me from my current ministry to Avenue United Methodist Church in Milford, DE beginning July 1, 2019. (For non-United Methodist, Clergy ‘itinerate’ and are deployed through the leadership of … Continue reading

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Why We Cancelled Worship on Christmas

Our church cancelled worship on Christmas Day. (Just hold your rocks for a moment.) I have seen post from clergy colleagues on my denominations Facebook pages who are completely amazed that anyone would consider cancelling services on Christmas Day. Gospel … Continue reading

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If NBA Teams Were Churches

I love sports and the lessons that go along with them. When Paul writes in 1 Corinthians that the church is like a body- and that every part matters- we can see that application in sports in some good and … Continue reading

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Membership Matters

Last winter, our family joined the YMCA here in Dover. We joined for the benefits that the Y provides. The weight room, the indoor/outdoor pools, the children’s sports and the list can go on. We both enjoy the fellowship that … Continue reading

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Pastor Confession

It’s time for a pastor confession… …I like shiny things. Whether it’s a new gadget, music, or something else, there is something that lures me in. I wrestle with this in ministry as well. I have a pull to want … Continue reading

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Worship Is More Than Singing and Sermons

Don Miller wrote a post yesterday about his experience in corporate worship that has left me thinking. In the post (read it here) he writes that “I don’t worship God by singing.” He also says that he is nearly alone … Continue reading

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Church Is

I have always been a fan of Rob Bell. Yes- the same controversial figure that gave us Love Wins (and also Velvet Elvis, Sex God, and Jesus Wants to Save Christians) Rob was recently interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on her Super Soul … Continue reading

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