Feed the Hungry

If Jesus was to talk with an American Christian about feeding the poor, here is how I envision the dialog going: Jesus: Feed the hungry. American Christian: WOW, that’s a very loaded statement! What do you mean exactly by feed the hungry? Are you talking about feeding people in a…

Fuzzy Vision

At the church I currently serve (First Christian Church (FCC) in Waynoka, OK) we are in the process of some very fuzzy, but directed, vision casting. We are in the process of changing a great many things; we are changing our name; rethinking and redesigning our sacred space; rethinking theology…

A Question About Binders

By now, most of us have all seen the memes going around on the whole “a binder full of women” statement made by Mitt Romney during the Presidential debate on October 16, 2012. We have all heard the jokes and the quips pointed at Romney. There are those fact-checking the…

Sandbox Theology

Way back in 1989 (I think I am showing my age) Robert Fulghum wrote a great book entitled, All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten. I remember reading the book after I graduated with my undergrad degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada at Las…

The UMC and Me: A Rant

Over the past decade I have had several conversations with United Methodist Church (UMC) leaders. Every time that conversation starts with them emailing or calling me to start a dialog. I always call them back, and even though it is against my better judgment, I listen to what they have…