Joe



I’m weary. Not just tired. Weary. Soul weary. I feel like I’m barely hanging on. The brokenness of our world seems on full display recently. Natural and human-generated disasters, division and strife, anguish and suffering. Pain is on every screen. What’s going on? We long for answers. We pray. We […]

Hanging on to hope and strength in tragedy


I feel like I have spent a lot of time in recent months cursing the darkness. My Twitter and Facebook feeds are filled with vitriol, and occasionally, I find myself drawn into that type of thinking. I want to scream (post in ALL CAPS) about all the things, ideas, and […]

Lighting a candle in the darkness




#CurrentUnitedMethodism
Under the hashtag #NextMethodism, United Methodist pastors, theologians, and bloggers are putting forth visions of what the next iteration of Methodism will look like. While there is much disagreement among them, all participants seem to agree on an underlying assumption—current United Methodism is dying or already dead. I refuse to […]

What’s your story? # CurrentUnitedMethodism





Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 3 1
“I guess real religion is about knowing we’re not perfect, but trying to be better… together!” Kimmy Schmidt The above definition of church might not pass muster in a seminary class, but it’s not bad, especially coming from one of my favorite Netflix comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.  In episode 9 […]

Church defined by Kimmy Schmidt