Archive for the ‘blog’ Category

Racism

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Several months ago, I wrote the blog listed below. It never made it to our website for reasons unknown. In light of the recent shooting in El Paso, I feel that it is important to raise up the content of this article once again. I am particularly concerned over the rhetoric that has been used […]

A Pastor’s Response to General Conference 2019

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Friends, General Conference ended last week with a vote to support the Traditional Plan over the One Church Plan. The Traditional Plan was adopted by a 56% to 44% margin. While the One Church Plan had overwhelming support from the Council of Bishops, the delegates of the global church voted to go in a different […]

Prized Possession

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

As I am studying and preparing for the youth ministry series in January, I am reminded of how often we feel unvalued. Teens fight every day for a piece of affirmation. As adults, we seek similar if not the same types of affirmation. We want to do a good job, make our parents/bosses happy, feel […]

From the Pastor

Friday, January 4th, 2019

On Sunday, January 13, during the Sunday School hour, I will be leading an Informational Session regarding the report of the Commission on a Way Forward. This will include information pertaining to proposed plans of the larger United Methodist Church in regards to its position on human sexuality. There are currently three plans that are […]

From Joseph

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

  Jeremiah 33:14-16 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in […]

From the Pastor

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

I read a story this past week regarding an incident that took place at a local church. St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Cleburne was recently the site of a protest. Several people were involved including the arrest of one person for criminal trespass. Why would anyone want to protest against a church, particularly at […]

From the Pastor

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

From the Pastor By now, most all of us are aware that Tuesday, November 6, is the last day to vote. We have been inundated with a number of TV commercials, flyers, signs, and social media outlets. With so many false claims and fear-basing messages, what is a person to believe? How do we discern […]

Pastor’s Blog

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Robert J. Wicks is an author, psychologist, and a spiritually-centered person. He is well-respected and has a number of insights for us to examine. In his book Perspective, Dr. Wicks identified what he calls “red flags of mindlessness.” This is a state of mind that can hinder one’s quality of life. Note some of the […]

Unfocused 6-15-18

Friday, June 15th, 2018

This past Sunday Jennifer and I took a weekend to ourselves. One of the things we learned at our past pastoral staff positions is that we need to take time for ourselves on occasion. This particular weekend we chose to participate in triathlons at Cedar Hill State Park. My kids participated and I also completed […]

5/22/2018

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Last week’s sermon on Dreaming of the Day visited, in part, three plans that our larger church is currently discussing regarding the denomination’s position on human sexuality. The three plans that were identified include the Traditionalist Plan, the Connectional Conference Plan, and the One Church Plan. Afterwards, I challenged the congregation to place their focus […]

Subscribe to our Mailing List