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One Solitary Life

When I lived in Morris, we had a carillon hooked up to a CD player in the fellowship hall. It would broadcast the sound of handbells playing familiar hymns at noon and at 5pm. I used to joke with the trustees that I hoped the town would enjoy...

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Importance

On Wednesday, I wrapped up a month of frequent travel. It is exciting to travel a lot from here to there, and something about being in an airport makes you feel important. “I’m going somewhere” is written on your face. I...

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A Kingdom Focused Church

This past week I attended the Bishop’s Retreat, which is a day of continuing education attended by all the pastors in the Oklahoma Conference.  The Bishop brought in Reggie McNeal, a church strategist and author of many books including Kingdom...

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Ministry on Campus

I’m writing this in the midst of what I think of as our 3rd “High Holy Week,” of each year at University United Methodist Church, when the energy on campus begins to swell, and it feels like new life is abundant. It’s a very busy week, marked...

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Everything is Spiritual

If you’re a fan of Rob Bell, you will note that this and the last titles I’ve used for my pastor’s perspectives are titles of his books.  While last time that was somewhat accidental, since the “Love Wins” phrase...

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Love Wins

Well, if you’ve read my pastor’s perspectives for the past four years, you no doubt knew what I’d be thinking today–so I’ll (try and fail to) keep it short in order not to be overly superfluous.  If you want more...

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