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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Riots and Respect

In 1973, Chris Blackwell, the owner of Island Records, signed Bob Marley and the Wailers. Their first album, Catch a Fire was an instant success, and the follow up later that year Burnin’ went Gold in the United States. One of the songs from that...

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The Holy Week Triduum

I was impressed with the participation of our church people in some new offerings for the Easter Triduum this past week. When one takes intentional preparation for the message of Easter, I believe the “Christ is Risen” takes root much deeper in...

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