Do We Really Want Others to Come?

Yesterday afternoon I met up with Luke Lea, the pastor at Matthew’s Memorial UMC, and we set up a booth at the Madison Night Out Against Crime event at Madison Park. It was hot as blazes but we met all sorts of folks — business and community leaders, neighbors, folks driving by to see what … Read more

The World is a Complex Place

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the state of our world and the divisions we face, both in this country and in the broader world. Yesterday I was reading Howard Thurman’s book, Deep is the Hunger, written in the 1950s when I came upon this quote that seems even more true today: We are rapidly … Read more

WE have to do better…

Yesterday, as I was driving home from a quick visit to Missouri, my phone began buzzing as news reports came in about another school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. The story was far too familiar — a young man entered the school with a semi-automatic rifle and took the life of (as of today) 18 children … Read more

Winter Weather Update for Feb. 16, 2021

Baby, it’s cold outside! Hopefully, you are bundled up beside the fire and keeping warm by the fire on this very cold day. Given the icy conditions and the low temperatures the church office and Child Development Center are closed again today. We are all working at home as much as possible, and if you … Read more

Growing Together in our Discipleship

Hopefully, you had an opportunity to check out last week’s Prime video (click the link to check it out) and began to think with me about what it means to be a disciple in the Methodist tradition. Thinking about discipleship is very important these days for the ways that we have exercised our relationship with … Read more

A Note from the Pastor about worship and Thanksgiving

November 19, 2020 Dear City Road Chapel family and friends, Recently, at our Charge Conference meeting, I was asked about the future of in-person worship given the rise in COVID cases in Nashville, our state, and the nation. “Will we have to close worship?” I was asked. And, I answered as honestly as I could: … Read more