The Heartbreak and Hope of Church Schisms

The Heartbreak and Hope of Church Schisms

The United Methodist Church, with 80 million members, is undergoing a schism centered primarily around LGBTQ+ equality. Conservatives hold to a “traditional” understanding of sexuality and marriage, while progressives advocate for all Methodists’ inclusivity and...
Returning to the Baptismal Waters

Returning to the Baptismal Waters

Returning to the baptismal waters was more emotional than I ever expected. Recently, I was asked to baptize a young woman named Kate in the church where I served for 11 years. As a pastor with over two decades of local congregational experience, I grew accustomed to...
The Cold Reality of Climate Change

The Cold Reality of Climate Change

The arrival of a polar vortex this week in North America sent temperatures dropping across the United States. Many Americans experienced below-freezing temperatures, with 73% of the country covered in snow. As far south as Galveston, Texas, experienced snowfall,...