In the Background

Acts 1:15-17; 21-26 There is a decent chance that you may not immediately recognize the name Eric Roberts.  If you saw a picture of him you he would likely look familiar, but you may not be able to place why you recognize him.   Eric Roberts is one of the most prolific actors in Hollywood.  The … [Read more…]

Anytime, Anywhere

Acts 8:26-40 In Detroit Michigan on a mostly unassuming day in 1937 the most amazing thing happened.  A man by the name of Joseph Figlock was dutifully doing his job as a street sweeper and he was cleaning the alleyway between two buildings.  Meanwhile, four stories up a young mother experienced every parent’s worst nightmare … [Read more…]

May 2024 Pastor’s Article

Last month and into this month, our Wednesday night study has focused on what it means to be United Methodist.  Since not everyone is able to take part in this, I wanted to share a small piece of what this four-week study has covered about what makes the United Methodist Church unique. Like nearly all … [Read more…]

What is Love?

Scripture:  1 John 3:16-24 Songs have been written to cover just about every topic imaginable, but there is one subject that seems to be the most popular:  A crazy, little thing called love.   It is estimated that more than 100 million love songs have been recorded.  The variety of love songs is staggering as they … [Read more…]

Parental Expectations

Scripture:  1 John 3:1-7 I know many of you know this, but being a parent is tough.  One of the things that makes it hard is that it seems everyone has an opinion about how you are supposed to be a parent, and it does not matter what a parent does they are doing it … [Read more…]

Prove it

John 20:19-31 For Hollywood actors who love the craft and art of acting, one of the biggest potential career pitfalls is getting typecast.  This happens when an actor has some success in a particular role and then future projects only want to cast them in the same type of role.  Daniel Greg has gone on … [Read more…]

Reasons to Celebrate

Scripture:  Mark 16:1-8 I do not know if you have ever sat through and watched the entirety of a movie’s credits, but they can be long.   It is not uncommon for credits to run upwards of ten minutes, especially if the film had a lot of special effects.   Given how hundreds of people are involved … [Read more…]

April 2024 Pastor’s Article

When I was about three, my family lived in New Market, Indiana.  We were at some church function, and something the adults said prompted my young self to interject claiming that I could speak another language.  This no doubt surprised everyone (especially my parents) and when I was asked what other language I could speak … [Read more…]

The Wrong Crowd

Scripture:  Mark 11:1-11 Mark Twain, who can always be counted on for a good quip, once said “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”  If that was true in the 19th century when worldwide communication was a lot slower than it is now, then it … [Read more…]

Podophobia

Scripture: John 13:1-17 Those of you with a background in Latin, were once English teachers, or just kind of like etymology then you have already figured out exactly what podophobia is a fear of. If you are still trying to piece it together, I will fill you in.  It is the fear of feet.  Podophobia … [Read more…]