UNwilling

On this day in 1738 John Wesley found his way to a gathering on Aldersgate street. Remembering it, he wrote this in his journal: “In the evening I went very unwillingly to a society in Aldersgate Street….” Unwillingly. At Aldersgate, following a reading of Martin Luther’s preface to Romans, Wesley wrote that his heart wasContinue reading “UNwilling”

Can we at least…?

I know, #UMCGC has decided not to decide anything about sexuality for the remainder of this session.  We’ll all be here whenever the special commission reports. In the meantime, is it too late for a civil rights move?  I don’t know why it just struck me today, but can we at least affirm the civilContinue reading “Can we at least…?”

#UMCGC and moving on to perfection

Do you expect to be made perfect in love in this life? For at least the last 25 years, I have answered this question, “Yes, by the grace of God.” The other seven members of my ordination class in the Texas Annual Conference in 1991 answered the same. As far as I know, every ordainedContinue reading “#UMCGC and moving on to perfection”

My prayer for General Conference 2016 #UMCGC

Liam, my 4 year old son, got glasses a week ago. He didn’t have the words or perspective, upon first putting them on, to express how well he could now see. The optometrist had also told us that he has been working so hard to see things all his life that the glasses would notContinue reading “My prayer for General Conference 2016 #UMCGC”