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Our faith calls us to renewal, not resignation
- May 04, 2018

We are called to engage with God’s love in our homes and families, our churches and communities, and our nation and world. This is not easy. My heart gets broken over and over again. My spirit dries up. My soul falters.


Why I am in Washington, D.C. on April 4, 2018

Why I am in Washington, D.C. on April 4, 2018
- April 04, 2018

My vocation as a pastor has been informed by Rev. Dr. King. His words and witness have challenged me to understand racism and the privilege that is granted me by my whiteness, the overt and subtle ways racism limits lives and the generational trauma that slavery has ...


Our young people are leading the call to end gun violence

Our young people are leading the call to end gun violence
- March 14, 2018

Our young people are leading us. They are helping us change the conversation about gun violence in our nation. May we listen to them. May we learn from them. May we commit ourselves to care for them.


For all that will be, YES!
- January 11, 2018

How can we organize ourselves so that we support clergy and laity leadership development so we can have vital congregations that offer the life-giving love of God for our current and future ages?


This Christmas, may we find Jesus in the most unlikely of places
- December 22, 2017

Where is Jesus? Are you looking for him this Christmas? The baby who was born in surroundings of greatest poverty is waiting to be found by you. Do you have the courage to look for him in the places where he is most likely to be found?


Re-igniting a Christian movement within the Mountain Sky Area

Re-igniting a Christian movement within the Mountain Sky Area
- December 01, 2017

Staff, laity and clergy in the Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain annual conferences met in small groups Nov. 28 throughout the Mountain Sky Area for a retreat with consultant Rev. Dr. John Wimberly to discuss our shared future together.


Camping connects us to creation, each other & God's love
- July 03, 2017

When I was ordained by Bishop White in the New York Annual Conference, he told my class, “I expect you to spend a week volunteering at camp.” I took those words to heart! I had never been to summer camp until the summer of 1984, when I volunteered to be a program ...


Experience transformation at Spanish-Language, Culture & Social Justice Immersion trip
- June 05, 2017

The Pentecost story is one of my favorites in the Bible. Pilgrims from around the world gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate the 50 days after the Passover. Having been in the old city of Jerusalem, with its narrow streets that crisscross each other like a tangled web, I ...


Prepping for Annual Conference: A Mountain Sky Area Book Study With the Bishop

Prepping for Annual Conference: A Mountain Sky Area Book Study With the Bishop
- May 15, 2017

I want to invite you to join me in a book study as we prepare for Annual Conference. These days we are living in as United Methodists haven’t been easy. We find ourselves on pins and needles as we wonder if The United Methodist Church will turn into the Untied Methodist...


Are you leaving the place better than you found it?
- April 21, 2017

I grew up in a church that had a very active youth group. We worked all year long to raise funds for our MYF (Methodist Youth Fellowship) annual retreat. As soon as school was out, we left for a weeklong retreat. One year, 200 of us went to the Maine coast. Another ...


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