Can confirm. Humidity here is next-level. Beautiful weather and bay views. This holiday is just what I needed. Already feel rested.

“Hear the good news: Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; that proves God’s love toward us. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!”

Not a day goes by that I don’t think of these words from the UMC service of Word and Table.

Williamson County versus East Nashville in a single picture. — Not seen is a set of those family stickers, but instead of people it was AR-15s.

Hot Take: The term “Wesleyan” is creepy. “Methodist” should be the preferred term.

I, N.N., do believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God and to contain all things necessary to salvation, and I consequently hold myself bound to conform my life and ministry thereto, and therefore I do solemnly engage to conform to the Doctrine, Discipline, and Worship of Christ as this Church has received them.

We’re not supposed to say this out loud, but the traditional roles of husband and wife smooth many of these wrinkles out. If she’s free to be a full time homemaker, evenings and weekends aren’t taken up with chores. If you only have one income, finances are always shared and money is less of a problem. In a traditional family it takes both husband and wife to make things work. Neither can exist without the other. This forces commitment, compromise, and builds trust. It requires sacrifice, for sure. You ain’t going to have as much money and fancy stuff. But, I wouldn’t trade all the time we have together enjoying being a family for the world. Saturdays are for fun. Evenings for relaxing. Mammon doesn’t get 100% of our time, so we’re not having to struggle to fit in the lost role of the homemaker to our schedules. —…

Breaking news: Satan lives in Nashville and drives a Camaro.

Question I pose to all Democratic candidates in state and local elections.

Going back to Fr. John this weekend for some encouragement. — Nashville needs some Methodist fire! 🔥🔥🔥

Since we’re only meeting on Wednesdays right now, I think I’m going to lean in to the traditional one-year lectionary. Just doesn’t make since to drop in to the long readings of the daily lectionary.

“One implication is that if we want men to have good mental health, a useful strategy might be to help them to appreciate the ways in which their masculinity can have a positive impact on their behavior and the people around them.” — Masculinity & Well-Being

Guys, you are fearfully and wonderfully made. God made male and female and our differences are intentional and good. Masculinity has much to share with the world, our families, and the Church.

It’s been a lot more than 30 days, and it’s been glorious.

Y’all! New isolated home office with a standing desk. Game changer. Zoom meetings not worrying with muting and randomly standing to pace is amazing! 🤓

Clairefontaine notebook, TWSBI Eco pen, and Noodler’s Akhmatova ink. 💚

This little corner of the new office makes me happy.

Does anyone happen to have a BlueSky invite? I’d love to play around with it.

Is anyone aware of a Global Methodist (or otherwise orthodox) congregation in Nashville, TN?