Social Media Milestone


1000 Followers on Twitter1,000 followers on Twitter really means nothing in the real world but it’s nothing to shake a stick at either if you are trying to show to people that you are working hard at this church and social media thing. Some info: No followback programs or lists or fake follower ala Newt […]

The Best Compliment is Shameless Plagiarism


A few weeks back I was with some United Methodist colleagues and their friends. I was sitting outside enjoying the evening breeze when a man and woman stopped by and the woman pointed to me and said “yeah, that’s him.” Uh oh. Were these people from the IRD? Were the bishops mad? Had Mark Driscoll […]

Coffeehouse Bible Smackdown


Why eavesdropping is a bad idea…I have a new weekly ritual. My spouse is a yoga instructor and she has a new evening class. It happens to be an evening when I don’t normally have programming or even *gasp* youth sports to attend. So I go to a coffeeshop around the corner and read/study/write for […]

Apologies to the RSS readers

RSS Readers will have multiple entries from the pastMy blog has moved services (from Blogger to WordPress) and thus the last 10 posts probably migrated with them. I apologize for flooding your feeds, but luckily skipping them all is pretty easy. There’s probably some cat videos that are more deserving of your time. And welcome […]

Poll: Favorite Stoles for Clergy

Handmade stole from Bolivia(Taken with my iPhone) In 2006, I was given a really mean present by my former pastor: a beautiful handmade stole from Bolivia (pictured to the right).  Why was that a mean gift?  Clergy in the United Methodist Church are not allowed to wear stoles until they are fully ordained…and I will not […]

RIP Beloved Octogenarian Methoblogger

Olive Morgan, an 88-year old Methoblogger, has passed away. I know her digital fan club (Olive and I have commented on each other’s blogs off and on) will miss her. Rest in peace, Olive. Olive Morgan Caversham, Reading, Berkshire,  England, United Kingdom :edit: Richard Hall notes that she was profiled back in 2006. Great read! […]

April 19th Remembered

The fence memorial, with what I believeis First UMC downtown in the background Do you remember when you heard JFK was assassinated?  Do you remember where you were when Roosevelt died? Do you remember when Reagan was shot? People whose generations are older than my own have vivid memories of the above dates and times […]

Blog has moved

I know, I know…April Fools day is a perfect day to launch a new blog…sigh.  I know practically no one will take this seriously. But it’s time.  I’ve been working on it for a few months and I’m too excited to wait. Here’s a screenshot of what you’ll find: New Website homepage It’s not too […]

March Connection Drive

Wow, almost a year since I last shamelessly plugged for subscriptions.   HX has gotten a lot of traffic in the past few days…6,000 visits (new and repeat) since March 8th. So where are people coming from? From Google Analytics, 90% of the traffic is from the USA with other primarily English-speaking countries taking the […]