“We never intended to hurt anyone”–Do No Harm “Conference withdraws clergy age guidelines’ is an article from the United Methodist News Service, August 23, by Heather Hahn.  It was this past Monday when I first read it.  I shared it on my Facebook page, and several UM clergy who meet for a weekly breakfast discussed it […]

The sermon series, Sinning Like a Christian, A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins, base on the book by the same title by Bishop Will Willimon continues at Starrsville UMC.  This past Sunday sloth, I so enjoy the sound of that word as I think it sounds like its meaning, was the sin of focus […]

United Methodist clergy and laity are reading this article How old is too old to join the clergy? – UMC.org., and they are responding.  The Texas Annual (regional) Conference has proposed changing its minimum standards for clergy to discourage people over 45 from becoming candidates for ordained ministry.  Being an Emory University Candler School of Theology […]

Luke 19:28-40, Common English Bible  After Jesus said this, he continued on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.  As Jesus came to Bethphage and Bethany on the Mount of Olives, he gave two disciples a task. He said, “Go into the village over there. When you enter it, you will find tied up there a colt that no one […]

This is my sermon text from Sunday, March 17: John 12:1-11, The Common English Bible Six days before Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, home of Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Lazarus and his sisters hosted a dinner for him. Martha served and Lazarus was among those who joined him at the table. Then Mary took […]