I recently had the opportunity to preach at Mt Olivet United Methodist Church in Arlington, VA, for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. I am grateful for the opportunity to preach among the Methodist people there, and grateful for the chance to share the sermon with you all.
Speaking of sharing sermons, I am excited to announce that my podcast is up and active once again! You should be able to find it on iTunes and your favorite podcast app! I will be sharing sermons new and old there, as well as other conversations in which I take part in the days ahead. Enjoy!
I’m sharing a sermon for this coming Sunday with you, in hopes that it can encourage you in your own task of proclaiming the gospel this week. Thanks again to Jim Somerville and his work with A Sermon for Every Sunday, for encouraging and equipping preachers like you.
I have the honor of sitting in the same little office that Bishop Ken Carder vacated when he left Duke. I also teach the class that Ken helped to create on mission. Stanley Hauerwas and I dedicated one of our books to Ken, as a sign of our admiration for him and his ministry.
As usual, Ken thinks clearly and theologically in this piece on “Why I changed My Mind.” As we slouch toward our historic special General Conference in February of 2020, it’s good to see a bishop stand up and speak up in helping he church think clearly about these matters. I commend Ken’s thoughtful witness to you.
I hope you check out the article about our D.Min. program, “Re-Igniting Ministry Leaders,” in the most recent edition of DIVINITY, Duke Divinity School’s magazine. If you would like to chat with me about the program, or are interested in enrolling, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.