November Book Reviews

November Book Reviews

November Book Reviews TWO NEW BOOKS WORTH READING Neighboring  by Jorge Acevedo (Abingdon 2019) helps us to see neighboring as a spiritual practice, something we can do every day, just like prayer and Bible reading. It provides biblical, theological, and...
What’s with Mister Rogers?

What’s with Mister Rogers?

What’s with Mister Rogers? “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” – Matthew 22:37-38, NRSV...
A Sobering Lesson from History

A Sobering Lesson from History

A Sobering Lesson From History “To see Methodism … substantially united would be worth living for and sacrificing for through the toiling of long years.” The Long Road to Methodist Union, p. 108 On November 7, 1919, almost one hundred years ago, a group called the...
A Hopeful Legacy

A Hopeful Legacy

A Hopeful Legacy Last Sunday, September 15, 2019, I got to preach for the 175th anniversary of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. 175 years is not the oldest in our district, but still 175 years is a significant lifetime. The lifecycle of many churches (birth...
Leading into a New Future

Leading into a New Future

Leading into a New Future As I reflect back over four decades of ordained ministry, I cannot remember a time when it has been more apparent that we are moving into a time of significant changes in our beloved United Methodist Church. Plans are being devised; meetings...

Welcome New Alexandria District Clergy

Welcome New Alexandria clergy! Kimberly Barker- Brugman Asbury UMC   Carl Chapman Warrenton UMC Church (or other job/position/school) from which you came:Old Bethel- Welltown Cooperative Parish Family: 2 Kids: J Wesley (3 yrs), Alexandra (6 Months), 1 Dog: Mason...