Assembling at the Assembly

Assembling at the Assembly United Methodist Day at the General Assembly was a success! In fact, I heard from several attendees they felt it was the “best one ever”! Many thanks to all the people who helped with planning the day and all who attended. It would not be a...

Shifting Change

Shifting Change John 15:5 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 5 I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing I had a great Saturday morning breakfast this past week with...

Christian Mindfulness

An Evening with Amy Oden: Christian Mindfulness April 29 from 7-9:00 p.m. | Fairfax UMC Looking over the popular landscape of mindfulness movement, you might never know that mindfulness is part of Christian tradition. In her book, Right Here, Right Now,  Amy traces...
Leaning into Lent

Leaning into Lent

Leaning into Lent “O God our deliverer, you led your people of old through the wilderness and brought them to the promised land. Guide now the people of your church, that, following our Savior, we may walk through the wilderness of this world toward the glory of your...

Witness Beyond the Familiar (Part 1)

Witness Beyond the Familiar (Part 1) Being a leader in the church today requires a new imagination for what the church looks like and acts like … Can I get an Amen!  Today’s complex and non-linear culture yields a multitude of new expressions of the Body of...