Music, Autism, Pain, God, Prayer & Theology

  Music I love music. Even from a young age, music has always been a big part of my life. I guess I have my parents to blame for that. I was listening to Dave Brubeck’s Time Out, The Beatles 1962-1966, Hootie & the Blowfish’s Cracked Rear View, and Alanis…
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Means of Grace- The Lord’s Supper

Dinnertime Eating. Food. Sustenance. Chow. Grub. Whatever you like to call it, it is perhaps our most basic biological need- our need to eat. And drink. Think about it- We eat three meals a day. That’s twenty one meals a week, and one thousand and ninety two meals a year. Plus snacks. That’s a…
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Means of Grace- Prayer

Means of Grace Last week, I kicked off a series about what John Wesley came to call the “Means of Grace,” or, in other words, the ordinary ways through which God gives grace to His children. In his sermon “The Means of Grace,” Wesley lays out the three primary ways…
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Character building, Wesley, and Grace

  These past few weeks have been ridiculously busy for me, which is why I haven’t been online very much. Or posted anything new for almost two weeks. This past week specifically was quite an adventure for my wife and I, because this semester, I opted to take an independent…
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Doing More by Doing Less

Okay, I’ve got a confession to make. This isn’t the post I wanted to write this week. I had originally planned on writing a post on the topic of grace. Being that I’m a Methodist pastor, it seems fitting (and yes, it does have something to do with the title…
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