I had the opportunity to take some Lamar students to Minute Maid Park a few weeks ago for Methodist Night with the Astros. We had a great time with families and friends and got to see a lot of other folks from across our Annual Conference. I bumped into one of our favorite pitchers (now … Read more
As it is now Holy Week, I’d like to share a hymn text I wrote for Maundy Thursday 2008. During that 2007-08 year, I taught a course on worship at Wesley United Methodist Church in Beaumont and that small group grew quite close to each other. I wrote this hymn in honor of that “Passionate … Read more
An often-sung evening hymn is the post-Reformation English chorus that appears in our United Methodist Hymnal at # 682: “All praise to thee, my God, this night.” Of its many beautiful phrases that match the famous “Tallis Canon” tune (meant to be sung in a round, like “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”) my favorite is: … Read more
Advent: Getting ready for the one, true, holy God to break into our fragmented, false, and unholy lives.
Holy One of God, in this time of cheap grace and nominal discipleship, you still ask us: “Do you also wish to go away?” By the gifts we bring, by the deeds we offer, by the lives we live, let us affirm and proclaim that you have the words of eternal life. AMEN. Offertory prayer … Read more