Bishop: The Body of Christ in Motion

Body of Christ in Motion This is the season for Annual Conferences, for the appointment of United Methodist pastors, in short, it’s a season of bishops. Bishop, published in 2012 by Abingdon, contains some of my thoughts and insights from my eight years as active bishop in the United Methodist Church. These are some ofContinue reading “Bishop: The Body of Christ in Motion”

Resident Aliens at 25, part 2

Surprises and Thanksgivings for Resident Aliens 25 Years Later   This year Abingdon Press has released a new edition of Resident Aliens on the book’s twenty-fifth anniversary. Stanley Hauerwas and I have written a foreword and afterword for the new edition. Here is the second part of my foreword. Stanley and I will present atContinue reading “Resident Aliens at 25, part 2”

Resident Aliens at 25

Resident Aliens at Twenty-Five This year Abingdon Press has released a new edition of Resident Aliens on the book’s twenty-fifth anniversary. Stanley Hauerwas and I have written a foreword and afterword for the new edition. Here is the first part of my foreword. Stanley and I will present at this year’s Alumni Convocation at DukeContinue reading “Resident Aliens at 25”

Clergy Coming and Going at Duke Memorial

Duke Memorial United Methodist Church is preparing to participate in one of the most distinctive aspects of Wesleyan Christianity – itinerancy of clergy.   In plain speech this means that the pastor whom the bishop sent to Duke Memorial for a season (all United Methodist clergy are appointed one year at a time) is now handingContinue reading “Clergy Coming and Going at Duke Memorial”