Why 50 days? Isn’t Lent 40 days?

Lent starts on Wednesday, March 5 and lasts 40 days. Why, then, is The Ultimate Adventure lasting 50 days?Good question!Short answer:Your participation is shaping this adventure and I hope people will participate during seasons…

Four Questions of Technology – Applied

I picked up Shane Hipps, The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture:  How Media Shapes Faith, the Gospel and the Church this morning.  It is a “new to me” book, published in 2005. If you think I'm going to be full of technologically-savy…

God Continues to Call: Faithful Irritant? Chief Agitator?

Explore scripture. You'll encounter many "characters" who lead the way, irritating their (attempting to be) God followers to the core.  Perhaps I've spent too much time with the prophets exploring my call and living out my calling today as…

Six Questions for the UMC #6qumc

One mission.Three simple rules.Four areas of focus.Five practices.Six questions for the United Methodist Church.So here are my six questions:How are you raising up the next generation of leaders?How are we supporting emerging ministries? …

Ordination at Lakeside, OH

On Wednesday, June 11, 2008 I was ordained as an Elder in the United Methodist Church.  I woke up in the middle of the night on June 12 and quietly said to myself, "I am ordained."  It didn't seem right.The journey to ordination took seven…
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What’s inside

I grew up going to church occasionally with friends. Southeast Michigan does not have the strong presence of United Methodist Churches like southwest Ohio. It was not until my college years that I ever noticed a United Methodist Church and experienced…