Showing posts from December, 2013

Mirror, Mirror

Last Thursday was a social media lowpoint for me. News broke about a United Methodist pastor who was defrocked after presiding at his son's wedding (the son is gay, and United Methodist pastors are forbidden from participating in such weddings). On the same day, the cable TV network A&E suspended one of the cast members of Duck Dynasty for inappropriate comments in an interview with GQ magazine.(I'm guessing his picture used to go in the empty space between the others.) Both of these announcements caused Facebook and Twitter to explode with all kinds of angry posts. I wanted to run and hide.

Just this morning I received an email from parishioners resigning their membership in our church because of the denomination's stance on homosexuality. The wedding defrocking was the catalyst, although they admitted that they had not been active members for some time. Since this whole episode has unfolded this Fall, my heart has ached for everyone involved. It's been the reactio…

Iced in Worship Opportunity

The last three days in North Texas have nene weather crazy! Which, if you read my post from two weeks ago, is not unusual. This time around the hype was well spent. Our family has been homebound for three days. Thousands have been without power. I have loved reading all the posts from those with power welcoming others into their homes. Churches are doing the same thing. Many churches are closed this morning, including ours at Custer Road. We offer live-streaming worship every Sunday at 9:45, but today Senior Pastor Kory Knott and worship leader Tim Morrison will lead a special online service at 11:00 a.m.- starting in 30 minutes. I have no idea what is planned, but knowing who is involved I am excited. I am grateful to be part of a church with such dedicated, creative folk. So if you are iced in or otherwise unable to physically attend worship this morning, please click here to join us online. Everyone is invited to use the hashtag #CRWorshipAtHome