Monthly Archives: June 2019

Holy Mystery

Today is “Trinity Sunday” on our church calendar – a day many pastors dread, because explaining the Trinity is so darn difficult.  Don’t believe me?  You try it.  How do you explain that God is Father, Son, *and* Holy Ghost – all at the same time?  Yes, yes – I know the analogies and metaphors […]

Church: Jerks In Recovery

Today is Pentecost Sunday.  Today we remember when the Holy Spirit arrived; but instead of calling it “Holy Spirit Day,” we call it “Pentecost” because it happened during the Jewish festival of that same name. Being a festival day, the tight streets of Jerusalem were surging with people.  The disciples weren’t in the streets, though; […]

Why I Believe

Romans 3:21-26, 5:6-11 I can no longer live in denial:  before long, I’ll be leaving Andrews United Methodist Church. My leaving isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  Change is good.  In this case, change means accepting a call to First UMC in Sylva.  As I’ve shared before, I’ve also had a clear, spiritual sense that it’s […]