My apologies for the extended absence. I've moved across town and when I'm in the middle of a major transition it's hard to focus on anything else. I've never been a big fan of moving... I don't like for my "home base" to be disrupted. But having said that, I love to travel. I can go on a trip, come home for a day and I'm ready to leave again. Go figure.
In the middle of my transition, I had the opportunity to speak on Pentecost Sunday during one of the worship services of my home congregation, First United Methodist Church of Austin. I think it's the first time I've ever preached on Pentecost and it was a blast. My church is also in a time of major change... we're getting two new pastors. That should be an interesting experience.
I'm going to be reorganizing Wesley Report over the next few weeks as I try some new ideas. I'll be continuing my focus on the Bible and I'll also be adding an audio component very soon. I continue to be convinced that Wesleyan-style Christianity should be simple, practical, supernatural and life-changing. My goal is to simultaneously get "back to the basics" while also experimenting and "pushing the boundaries" for Methodists. (Sometimes those two things are one and the same.)
I hope everyone is enjoying annual conference season. More to come soon.