Healing Is More Than Curing

This past Sunday I had the privilege of preaching at Bethel UMC in Mt. Washington, KY. Due to health and safety concerns, there were only four of us in the sanctuary, all of us having specific roles in broadcasting the service on the church's Facebook page. I've preached with a camera in the room before, …

What’s My Brand?

“What’s your brand?” It’s a question I didn’t know how to respond to then, and am still pondering now.

Owning My White Privilege

I want to tell you a story about the moment I was most painfully aware of my white privilege. In the weeks since the murders of Ahmud Arbery, Breonna Taylor here in Louisville, and George Floyd, I’ve noticed white, privileged people like myself taking more seriously our role in the structural injustices in our society. …

Story Receiving

I’ve always been fascinated with story-telling. Whether it was loving Star Wars as a kid (textbook example of Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey” concept), or sitting around a campfire with a few friends and a few more beers, I’ve somehow understood that this art form was important long before I knew it had a name. Story-telling was …

Tables, not Walls

This past Sunday, I was honored to preach at Middletown Christian Church. We were starting a sermon series called "Something Better", where we're following the Revised Common Lectionary passages that challenge us to see that God is always offering us something better than what we think we want. The text is Luke 12:13-21, and you …

Losing Sacred Space

Like everyone else, I watched with shock and sadness yesterday as a fire consumed the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. It took me back to a time ten years ago when I pastored a church that lost its building to a fire. It wasn’t as old or as big as Notre Dame, it wasn’t a …