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God is Listening

On April 28, 2017 the Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church ruled the consecration of Bishop Karen Oliveto (a married and openly lesbian pastor) violates the clear language of the Book of Discipline (a book outlining the doctrines of … Continue reading

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The Line in the Sand

These are uncertain times. Christians all over are wondering what God is up to. It’s obvious our world is filled with turmoil and unrest. We see news clip after news clip telling us all is not right in this world. … Continue reading

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Do You Know Who You Are?

One of the more neglected topics openly discussed in the church is human sexuality. Throughout history the church has held a less-than-favorable view of sex and sexuality. More recently the church has begun accepting a healthier understanding of sex, albeit … Continue reading

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Discarded

I have served on staff in United Methodist Churches since 1996 in children’s ministry, youth ministry, and young adult ministry. More recently I have been serving as a pastor. That is, until I went to my bishop to reveal I … Continue reading

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What if?

I created this video awhile ago. I’m posting it here for you to interact with. What if you really did love God with every part of our being? What if you really did love others the way God wants you … Continue reading

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Lost In the Church

I never really felt like I fit in at church. Even as a pastor I continued to experience a disconnect. Don’t get me wrong. The disconnect I felt wasn’t between God and me, although there have been plenty times I … Continue reading

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A Life-Impacting Encounter

Here is another excerpt from the book I’m working on titled Wide Open: a journey of faith through pain, oppression, brokenness and hope. For most of my life I lived within a Christian sub-culture intent on controlling my behavior. I was continually reminded by … Continue reading

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Mirror Mirror

“When I am alone in my room, I look at myself and I am disgusted.” If that’s how you feel you’re not alone. People all over feel the same way. We look in the mirror every day, and for many … Continue reading

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Captured by the Love of God

Here is an excerpt from the book I’m working on. The book title is Wide Open: a journey of faith through pain, oppression, brokenness and hope.   I have difficulty settling down. I grew up in an active family. It seemed like … Continue reading

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