Ravings of a United Methodist Pastor (Who really needs to get back to work)

  At a St. Louis Cardinal Baseball game a few years back, a fellow United Methodist clergy member and I were discussing the need for our denomination to attract more gifted people into ordained ministry.  It seemed to us that many of our brightest and best young people don’t even consider whether God may beContinue reading “Ravings of a United Methodist Pastor (Who really needs to get back to work)”

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United Methodist Clergy Trading Cards (2017 Edition)

United Methodist Clergy Trading Cards At a St. Louis Cardinal Baseball game a few years back, a fellow United Methodist clergy member and I were discussing the need for our denomination to attract more gifted people into ordained ministry.  It seemed to us that many of our brightest and best young people don’t even considerContinue reading “United Methodist Clergy Trading Cards (2017 Edition)”

They Can’t Ruin Thanksgiving (so they skip it)

Despite their best attempts, Thanksgiving is the one holiday the American retail industry has not been able to completely ruin.  If you don’t farm turkeys or grow cranberries, there is just not enough money to be made off of it.  That is why they skip it and jump from Halloween to Christmas.  They can’t ruinContinue reading “They Can’t Ruin Thanksgiving (so they skip it)”

A Commentary on Weather (Reports)

A Commentary on Weather (Reports) Weather reports in SW Illinois are almost always wrong. They tell us that it is nearly impossible to forecast the weather here but for the most part, we get Kansas City weather a day later and then pass it along to Indianapolis the following day. I would not be suspiciousContinue reading “A Commentary on Weather (Reports)”

Serving Up Stories for Thanksgiving

The most important thing you will serve this Thanksgiving is not the turkey you will place on your table…it is the stories you tell. Do a little digging and work on your family stories at least as hard as you do on the dressing and cranberry sauce   Tell your family stories to your children and children’sContinue reading “Serving Up Stories for Thanksgiving”