Hello All! This is a place for me to post random things that strike my fancy. It might be a book recommendation or something interesting I learned during sermon prep or resouces on spiritual practices or...well who knows, really. Stay tuned for more content!
Did you know that the there are two different types of clergy in the United Methodist Church? In this video, I talk to my good friend Rev. Leigh-Anne Williams about why she is a Deacon and what makes her ministry different from a run-of-the-mill parish pastor.
There are two major lines of interpretation about Zacchaeus that come down to the question: Was he righteous or not? I took the "traditional" line and compared Zacchaeus to "Tony Soprano in a Sycamore Tree." My good friend, Jimmy Calvert, took the opposite idea that Zacchaeus was prejudged by the crowd. He was living righteously before Jesus showed up.
How is our youth ministry program doing? How do we tell? Here I talk about a book that Travis Acree and I are reading together that helps answer that question.
Here is a short video breaking down Luke 4:18-19. What insight can we gain about Jesus' mission?