Soul Force on MLK, Jr. Day

As I reflect on the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., while watching it snow I never cease to be amazed at what a brilliant wordsmith he was. Part of the power and influence he had in moving a nation forward towards racial equality came from his masterful use of words to convey powerful ideas. … Continue reading Soul Force on MLK, Jr. Day

What’s Happening With Worship at Boone UMC?

What’s Happening With Worship at Boone UMC? Happy Saturday, friends.  I hope that you have a chance to enjoy the spectacular show God is putting on for us this Fall with the leaves this year.  I wanted to update you on what is happening with worship at Boone UMC over the next couple of months.  This is based … Continue reading What’s Happening With Worship at Boone UMC?

Reimagining Church in the Midst of COVID-19

No dressing up in your best jeans and hiking shirt or your suit or dress and rushing the family out the door on Sunday mornings.  No catching up with your friends over coffee or breakfast snacks.  No sitting in the pew and staring at the stained glass windows as folks gather for worship.  No hugging and shaking hands … Continue reading Reimagining Church in the Midst of COVID-19

Juneteenth and the Parable of the Sower

Yesterday was Juneteenth. I will confess that I did not fully understand why that was on my calendar and what it signified until I researched it. And that embarrasses me to admit. It commemorates the end of slavery in the US. On June 19, 1865, Union Major General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, TX and … Continue reading Juneteenth and the Parable of the Sower

How Long, Oh God – A Lament

1 How long, O Lord? Will you forget [us] forever?    How long will you hide your face from [us]?2 How long must [we] bear pain in [our] soul,    and have sorrow in [our] heart all day long?How long shall [our] enemy be exalted over [us]?3 Consider and answer [us], O Lord [our] God!    Give light to [our] eyes, or [we] will sleep the sleep of … Continue reading How Long, Oh God – A Lament