A Reflection on the Irony of Methodist Denominations and the Kingdom of God

I fell in love with the work of God in and thru the Moravians in my “Church Since The Reformation” church history class in Seminary. I know that may sound weird. But the Moravians captivated me. To the point that I forced my wife to go with me to Winston Salem, NC to go see the first Moravian community that formed in the United States. … Continue reading A Reflection on the Irony of Methodist Denominations and the Kingdom of God

This is a Reformation

I’m going to make a seemingly bold (and yet not really all that bold claim):We are in a Reformation. In actuality, we are always in “reformation.” This is why the reformers of the 16th century variety coined the phrase “semper reformanda” or “the church reformed, always reforming.” It’s the reality that we are always being re-formed, if we are active in a relationship with God. … Continue reading This is a Reformation

A Pastoral Letter to the Church | “Enough is Enough”

To those who have laid claim to the name above every name. We must repent. We must turn away from violence. We must turn away from the hardness of heart that would consume us. We must plead with the Father to replace our heart of stone with one of flesh. We must embrace the prospect that we are like sheep being led to the slaughter. Not as a political cause, but as a righteous act in the name of the one true God. Continue reading A Pastoral Letter to the Church | “Enough is Enough”