G.K. Chesterton’s lovable cleric detective, Father Brown, has taught the Rev. Richard Lowell Brown many pastoral care tips, including never turning down a piece of cake.
The congruence of Valentine’s Day with Ash Wednesday sets the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant to thinking about God’s complicated love life.
If we don’t understand someone (or something), we try to control what we don’t know or dislike, and that’s when God leaves our tent, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant.
As important as a Way Forward conversation is, the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant and his congregation want the UMC to make a decision so they can get on with their religious lives.
Buckle up, folks! It’s time to move that Gospel goodness past the bad guys and into waiting hearts, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant.
The more he sees of life’s randomness, the more the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant has come to doubt the existence of “miracles.”
Time for a religious gut-check, says the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant.
Moments like this are not for empty promises or clichés. I have not seen a many roomed mansion over the hilltop. Nor have I traveled to the far side of the Jordan to witness the gathering of the “church triumphant”. I do not know if Heaven is paved …
The simple act of inviting someone to “come and see” leads people – and us – to encounter Jesus, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant.
Those places from which President Trump doesn’t want immigrants are precisely where Jesus resides, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant.