Posts Tagged ‘Easter’

AN EASTER THOUGHT ABOUT THE METHODISTS

I’m convinced that the temperamental Mr. Wesley would spontaneously combust if he were alive to see what’s happening in the movement that was birthed through his influence.  The United Methodist Church has fallen on hard times. With the hopes of being more inclusive and open-minded, their recent theological stances have had just the opposite effect.…

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THE UNTHINKABLE: GOD MAKES GOOD FRUIT IN THE DARK

What seems impossible actually happens sometimes. Every year, the national news conversation leans toward the NCAA college basketball tournament. The overall experience is called March Madness. Sports analysts go into high gear, the words “Tournament brackets” become part of everyday vocabulary for millions of people and even everyday casual fans seem to go kinda berserk…

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AN EASTER PRAYER FOR OUR LEADERS

Several years ago, when I was a pastor in NY, I was troubled with leadership and personal challenges. For weeks I had a heavy sense of private discouragement. After opening up and sharing this with my board of elders, one of the older men said to me, “Pastor, I think you just need to relax…

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