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In a month of significant anniversaries, the Rev. Jim Parsons reflects on pastors and preachers discovering the unique gifts they bring to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. more

Ordained Ministry

A preaching institute inspires the Rev. Jim Parsons to take a poetic look at the path of his sacred vocation. more

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Baltimore

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The Rev. Jim Parsons believes it's necessary, even urgent, to preach about current events – but not to the exclusion of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, which is counter-cultural and speaks naturally against evil. more

Ordained Ministry

German Refugees

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There's a consistent thread in the Bible about our duty to welcome strangers -- refugees and immigrants -- in our midst, writes the Rev. Jim Parsons, who quotes chapter and verse as well. more

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Blessed graphic

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It has become a common meme on social media, but Jesus meant more than having a good life when he taught about what makes us blessed, writes the Rev. Jim Parsons. more

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Vote

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There isn't any such thing as a "True Christian Candidate," says the Rev. Jim Parsons, and it's time we stop deluding ourselves that politics can produce a messiah. more

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Think preaching is a breeze for your pastor? Then check out the inner thoughts of the Rev. Jim Parsons as he's in the pulpit. more

Local Church

Revelation

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Contemplating the turning of the year, the Rev. Jim Parsons seeks God's revelation for how to live his life as a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ. more

Practicing Faith

Golden Gun

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Trying to respond pastorally and propheticaly to the latest mass shootings in America, the Rev. Jim Parsons came to a hard truth: Guns are America's idols. more

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Hands

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The Rev. Jim Parsons recently got reacquainted with United Methodism's connectional tradition, and he thinks we ought to make more and better use of it. more

Local Church

Sacred Cow

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Knowing what constitutes a congregation's "sacred bundle" proves crucial in shepherding the process of change, writes the Rev. Jim Parsons. more

Local Church

For Lent, the Rev. Jim Parsons collected 46 truths about ordained ministry, among them: "What we offer people online means a lot to the unchurched." more

Ordained Ministry

The Rev. Jim Parsons plans to observe Lent 2018 by daily tweeting a truth about what life is like as a pastor – and where he finds God in the midst of ministry more

Practicing Faith

Lent is a time when we can learn how to be patient enough to recognize God's presence in our everyday lives, writes the Rev. Jim Parsons. more

Practicing Faith

Preaching and local church worship can too often fall into the pit of predictability, like the New England Patriots going to the Super Bowl again, writes the Rev. Jim Parsons. more

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On the topic of recent revelations of the scope of sexual assaults agains women, the Rev. Jim Parsons is silent -- for a good reason. more

Jim Parsons

What responsibility do white people have for what other white people do? The question haunts the Rev. Jim Parsons as he learns more about white privilege. more

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In the first episode Adventures in Revland Season 2, the Rev. Jim Parsons talks with a good friend, Brad Hopper, Missions and Family Ministries pastor at Matthews (NC) UMC, about his work in the mission field. more

In a month of significant anniversaries, the Rev. Jim Parsons reflects on pastors and preachers discovering the unique gifts they bring to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. more

Ordained Ministry

A preaching institute inspires the Rev. Jim Parsons to take a poetic look at the path of his sacred vocation. more

Jim Parsons

Baltimore

Photo Courtesy of RealTimesMedia

The Rev. Jim Parsons believes it's necessary, even urgent, to preach about current events – but not to the exclusion of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, which is counter-cultural and speaks naturally against evil. more

Ordained Ministry

German Refugees

UM Insight Screencap/Church & Society

There's a consistent thread in the Bible about our duty to welcome strangers -- refugees and immigrants -- in our midst, writes the Rev. Jim Parsons, who quotes chapter and verse as well. more

Jim Parsons

Blessed graphic

Art (c) Jim Parsons

It has become a common meme on social media, but Jesus meant more than having a good life when he taught about what makes us blessed, writes the Rev. Jim Parsons. more

Jim Parsons

Vote

Illustration Courtesy of Jim Parsons

There isn't any such thing as a "True Christian Candidate," says the Rev. Jim Parsons, and it's time we stop deluding ourselves that politics can produce a messiah. more

Practicing Faith 1 Comments

Think preaching is a breeze for your pastor? Then check out the inner thoughts of the Rev. Jim Parsons as he's in the pulpit. more

Local Church

Revelation

Photo Courtesy of Jim Parsons

Contemplating the turning of the year, the Rev. Jim Parsons seeks God's revelation for how to live his life as a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ. more

Practicing Faith

Golden Gun

Photo Courtesy of Jim Parsons

Trying to respond pastorally and propheticaly to the latest mass shootings in America, the Rev. Jim Parsons came to a hard truth: Guns are America's idols. more

Jim Parsons 3 Comments

Hands

Creative Commons Share

The Rev. Jim Parsons recently got reacquainted with United Methodism's connectional tradition, and he thinks we ought to make more and better use of it. more

Local Church

Sacred Cow

Courtesy of Jim Parsons

Knowing what constitutes a congregation's "sacred bundle" proves crucial in shepherding the process of change, writes the Rev. Jim Parsons. more

Local Church

Changes Ahead

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The Rev. Jim Parsons looks to a leadership course to provide guidance on enacting changes necessary to the life of the church. more

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Listen

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If there's one social and spiritual skill that the Rev. Jim Parsons wishes more United Methodists would adopt, it's this one. more

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