New Conference Minister

But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is an instrument whom I have chosen to bring my name before Gentiles and kings and before the people of Israel. — Acts 9:15 (NRSV) Dear Friends, As some of you know, our New Hampshire Conference has been in the process of...

That’s Why I’m Here

Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 (CEB) Since summer is a time of being a little more relaxed and casual, I’m going to begin this morning with my favorite old golf joke. It’s been around a long time. You’ve probably already heard it, but I hope you’ll enjoy it anyway. It goes like...

What do You Dance?

Second Samuel 6:1-5 (NRSV) What do you think about dancing? You know, it wasn’t so very long ago that, as a minister, I would have been expected to tell you that dancing was sinful; the work of the Devil. Fortunately, I’ve never believed that. As a kid, I used to...

Sufficient Grace

Second Corinthians 12:2-10 (NRSV) In the published diaries of Joseph Goebbels, the infamous Nazi Propagandist, there are two or three references to Mahatma Gandhi. Goebbels believed that Gandhi was a fool and a fanatic. If Gandhi had the sense to organize militarily,...