Over the past 25 years I have had a number of people (usually those serving on finance teams) tell me, “The church should run like a business.” Typically this sentiment is expressed in how the church should make decisions about spending money, but if we follow the analogy we need to go all the way!

I’m totally committed to the idea that the church should run like a business, but before we can even think about “running like a business” we have t...

February 15, 2017

What if attending church was like attending a spiritual therapy session for the soul?

November 19, 2015

Join Pastor Ed’s Hot Button class this Sunday (Nov 22) as we look at the religion of Islam.

I’m not going to try and pretend to be an expert on Islam, but I do believe I’m fairly competent in knowing Christianity.

This is an important discussion in light of the Paris bombings and the impending flow of Muslim immigrants coming into our country throughout 2016. In our class we will examine a Christian response to:

  1. Muslim Immigration

  2. ISIS

  3. ...

November 12, 2015

Full Disclaimer:

     I’m a white male, I have an advanced degree, and I’m a clergyperson. I have been the beneficiary of white privilege[1] throughout my entire life (in addition to gender and economic privilege). In my limited dealings with police officers (for traffic violations) it has always been a respectful and courteous interaction.

     I provide this brief disclaimer because it is important for you to know that I am not...

November 5, 2015


Join Pastor Ed on Nov 8 @ 11:15am for a conversation with guests Joy and Bill Watts on this important issue.


Admittedly, this is a HUGE topic to try and cover in ONE blog entry, so I’m not even going to try. What I will attempt to do is provide a concise and focused explanation of:

1. What the United Methodist Church says about Homosexuality and Same Sex Marriage.

2. What the Bible has to say about this issue


     Before I go into that dis...

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