Sacred Space

Being around people gives me energy. I thrive in social settings. Large gatherings leave me feeling alive. Being an extrovert has served me well in ministry over the years, as church leadership requires a certain level of social engagement. For me, there is nothing more satisfying than meaningful collaboration with like-minded people.  Although I am … Continue reading Sacred Space

Ichabod Spirit

Imagine your family uprooting and moving to a new community. You are excited. You move into a new house, enroll the kids in a new school, get settled in, and start familiarizing yourself with the place you now call home.   Imagine the community being small—a place where everybody knows everybody. It seems lovely on the … Continue reading Ichabod Spirit

Furnace Club #sermons

Scripture: Daniel 3:14-28  //  Subject: Trials and Tribulations  //  Main Idea: Jesus never said it would be easy, but He did say it would be worth it. Synopsis: This sermon explores the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abendnego and their unwavering commitment to God, even when facing death. Listeners learn that (1) Full surrender means choosing God over … Continue reading Furnace Club #sermons

Progressive Theology

United Methodist Pastor, Rev. Rob Renfroe, wrote an article some time ago called, “Three Requests of My Centrist Friends: An Open Letter.” Rob is the Pastor of Discipleship at The Woodlands United Methodist Church in Texas and a leading voice in the Wesleyan Covenant Association. His article resonated deeply with me, as I believe the … Continue reading Progressive Theology