Good News in Changing Times

A few years before my grandmother was born Thomas Edison ran the first direct current to 85 homes in New York City powering a total of 400 light bulbs.  She was a teenager when Ford first mass produced the Model T. She graduated the 9th grade, making her well-educated for a child of her era […]

Hope hangs dying

Hope hangs dying The crowd lying Disciples denying His mother crying Love defying Faith forgotten God’s mercy mocked Our way lost Truth taunted Sacred scorned Redeemer Rejected Bleeding Broken Dying God! Crucified? What unleashes such hate? Preaching Feeding Touching untouchables Welcoming Forgiving Loving Through parched lips Praying Proclaiming “Father, forgive them” Father, forgive them, they […]

Journey to the cross- beyond asking

When they had come near Jerusalem reaching the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey, untie it and bring it to me. If anyone says anything to you, just say this, ‘The Lord needs them.’ And they will […]

A new field of service

Dear Friends During worship today our SPRC chair shared news that I will be appointed as the Pastor of Belmont United Methodist in Nashville beginning in July.  Through a few tears I tried to make the following points. Foremost, I am deeply grateful for the privilege of pastoring Tullahoma FUMC for the past six years.  […]

Jesus disrupts life- so we might live!

Jesus comes to disrupt business as usual.  Jesus interrupts our lives so that we might truly live. In Luke 5:1-11, Jesus appears as innovative preacher, out in the early morning preaching to commercial fisherman as they come in from a long hard night working the Sea of Galilee. Remember after Easter how Jesus built a […]