A Wise Heart

This is a sermon I preached in September on Glenn-Emory Day, a Sunday worship service celebrating the shared history between Emory University and Glenn Memorial UMC, where I am serving. The text for this sermon is 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, with some reference to the Emory University motto from Proverbs 18:15. 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 For the … Continue reading

Reblogged: A Day of New Beginnings

Reblogged: A Day of New Beginnings

This is a post I wrote back in May for The Book of Fellows, a blog that follows the experiences of United Methodist Young Adult Missionaries serving all over the world. I’ll have a new post in the next few weeks about my experience leaving Missouri, but for now, this still applies.   I have … Continue reading

Reveal: Mary Magdalene

Reveal: Mary Magdalene

This blog post is taken from a sermon I delivered on April 7, 2015, in our chapel service, following our theme REVEAL: There’s more to the Story. Scripture: John 20:1-18 Mary stood outside near the tomb, crying. As she cried, she bent down to look into the tomb. She saw two angels dressed in white, … Continue reading

Yes, Amen.

Yes, Amen.

This week I was privileged to worship at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church in Columbia, Missouri. I went to worship there with a friend and coworker, and it is always a joy to worship with this dynamic and diverse community of faith. But this time, they received a new member into their community, as well. And … Continue reading

New Year, New Covenant

New Year, New Covenant

This is the message I gave at our Chapel service on Tuesday, January 13. I wanted to share it with you all, just something to think about as we start the new year in earnest. So now we are almost two weeks into 2015. How many of you have kept your new year’s resolution? The … Continue reading

Joy in Waiting

Joy in Waiting

This year, Advent has been a little different for me. I have been home for the past few weeks to get paperwork together and to have some meetings in order to become a Certified Candidate for Ordained Ministry in the United Methodist Church (UMC). Once I am Certified, it means I am officially on the … Continue reading

A Full-time Job

A Full-time Job

As you can imagine, I haven’t posted any recent blog entries because I have been very busy with work at my placement site. Since this school year started, I have been blessed to lead three to four Bible studies per week, in addition to organizing fellowship events every other week and helping to plan our … Continue reading

A Working Summer

A Working Summer

I mentioned in my previous post that I would be attending conferences this summer. In total, I attended four conferences, all of them enriching and showing me new ways of ministering with people. Early in June I was able to attend the Missouri Annual Conference, a yearly meeting of the United Methodist Church in Missouri. … Continue reading

The Best Laid Plans

The Best Laid Plans

Lately people at my placement at Central Methodist University have been asking me where I am spending the summer. My response is always the same: here. That is not completely true. I will be going on vacation and attending some training events and seminars, but mostly I will be in Fayette, Missouri. In this placement, … Continue reading