Changing Our Story

Changing Our Story

I recently listened to an interview with Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson is an attorney and the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. He has done an incredible amount of good in a deeply broken system. In the interview, he shared about the influence of his grandmother...
Why Students Need A Church

Why Students Need A Church

There was a lot to like both about Matthew McConaughey’s win for best actor at the Academy Awards a few months ago and his speech that followed. His win signaled the belief that someone’s career can have an overarching trajectory toward better work. His speech showed...
Annual Conference Part I

Annual Conference Part I

On June 10th, the Tennessee Annual Conference began its multi-day work together as we’re gathered down here at Brentwood UMC. About 650 pastors and 650 lay persons from across middle TN in one place-a beautiful sanctuary nearly filled to capacity. While there is...