Pastor’s Pen: Home by Another Way

As I’ve observed folks over the years, I’ve come to realize that there are two types of travelers. Some people are destination focused, working to get to wear they are going as quickly as possible. These are the people who will take the fastest route, only stopping for gas and snack breaks, and who are … Read more

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