Columns & Articles

Note: I wrote a regular column for the United Methodist Reporter from the beginning of 2005 until UMR Communications, Inc., ceased operations and shuttered the print edition of the Reporter at the end of May 2013. Over those 8 1/2 years, I penned well over 150 columns for the newspaper. I am providing links here only to the columns from 2012 and 2013.
Is Doctrine Making a Comeback in Methodism?May 31, 2013
Discovering the purpose and potential of confirmationMay 13, 2013
Wesleyan message losing out, but it need not be soApril 5, 2013
The next four years call for evangelical patienceMay 14, 2012
Local congregations still hold key to the futureMay 5, 2012
Methodists need to recover identity as doctrinal peopleApril 20, 2012
The meaning of evangelismMarch 20, 2012
Conferencing as a means of graceMarch 7, 2012
Suffering must be a part of authentic discipleshipFebruary 20, 2012
Tebow’s not magic–but he is authenticJanuary 26, 2012
Yesterday’s challenges still confronting UMCJanuary 12, 2012
Angels: God’s messengers, Our guardiansGood News Magazine — March/April 2015
The Logic of HolinessGood News Magazine — January/February 2014
The God of Free GraceGood News Magazine — May/June 2013
Memory flashes and the knock of JesusGood News Magazine — Sept/Oct 2012
Response to Dr. Gil RendleA Place at the Table — January 23, 2012
Renewal and the Rising GenerationGood News Magazine — May/June 2011
The Power of Mark’s Gospel with Teens — The Biblical Storyteller — Summer 2010
Community or Institution? To Gen X, it should be obviousFaith & Leadership — February 2009
The Progress of the Paraclete — Homily Service — May-August 2008
Healing Word – The Christmas Truce — Homily Service — December 2007-February 2008
Face to Face: Pentecost in an Isolating World — Christian Century — September 2007