Pastoral Reflection2020-06-15T20:07:40-04:00

June 2021

Grace Sustained 40 Years

June 6th, 2021|

It’s been exactly 40 years since Bishop Jesse DeWitt of the Northern Illinois Conference laid his hands on me and said, “Take thou authority!” Then after a few years after that day of ordination, I […]

May 2021

The Blessing of Remembrance

May 30th, 2021|

This week we commemorated Memorial Day, honoring the sacrifice of all fallen heroes who died in service during American wars. Memorial Day services are particularly big in the South. Back in Atlanta, I saw churches […]

Church Propelled by the Holy Spirit

May 23rd, 2021|

Today is Pentecost Sunday. “There shall be showers of blessing: This is the promise of love/There shall be seasons refreshing, sent from the Savior above/ Showers of blessing, showers of blessing we need/ Mercy-drops round […]

Not Zero-Sum but Positive-Sum of Jesus

May 16th, 2021|

The California-Pacific Conference held a special service for Ordination and Commissioning at Christ UMC of Hawaii on May 16, and there was a protest against Bishop Hagiya’s decision not to reappoint the senior pastors of […]

What Is Family All About?

May 2nd, 2021|

It’s the Family Month of May and we are reminded, once again, how the Bible prescribes to us a family life of mutual love and respect. Children are called to obey and honor parents even […]

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