July 8-18, 2013 Course of Study School, Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, TX. Introduction to Preaching
June 10-14, 2013, Doctor of Ministry Course, Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, “Preaching Biblical Wisdom.”
June 9, 2013 Preacher for Opening of Arkansas Annual Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, 7:30 pm, Sermon Title: “Mr Wesley’s Shoes.”
May 8, 9, 2013, Nicholson Lectures, Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, Nova Scotia, “Wisdom in the Wilderness: Route Guidance for Daily Living from the Most Practical Parts of the Bible.”
Friday, April 12, Address to Inside Perkins Prospective Students, “Who is traveling with you?” (Psalm 121) The Great Hall, Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, Texas
April 2, 2013, First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth, “Women of Worth: Wisdom for Daily Living,” 7 pm.
March 28, 2013, Highland Park United Methodist Church, Maundy Thursday Service and Sermon, “Your Last Meal, ” 7:30 pm.
March 20, 2013 St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, McKinney, Texas, “Who Do You Plan to Be? Finding Your Identity in Old Testament Wisdom”
March 11-12, 2013 Texas Annual Conference Continuing Education Retreat, “What Not to Say,” Lakeview Baptist Camp, Lone Star, Texas
March 6,13,20, 27 (2013) Louisiana Annual Conference Webinar, “What Not to Say” 10-11:30 every Wednesday morning in March.
February 17-18, 2013, Suncreek United Methodist Church, Allen, Texas, The Palmer Lectures: “Wisdom in the Wilderness: Route Guidance for Daily Living”
January 2,3,4 2013 Attended the Festival of Young Preachers, Atlanta, Georgia. The theme was “The Gospel in the City.” Presented a workshop entitled “What Not to Say,” and preached on January 3, 8:30 am. Sermon title: “Welcome to Tucson!”
November 15-17, 2012, Presided over the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Homiletics, Chicago, Illinois. This year’s topic was “Preaching and Creativity.”
November 18, 2012, Presented a paper on the parables to the Homiletics and Biblical Interpretation Working Group of the Society of Biblical Literature. “The Parabolic Antidote: Preaching Parables and Proverbs to Episodics,” To be published as a collection in 2013-14.
August 10-15, 2013, Attended the International Society of Homiletics Meeting at Wittenberg, Germany. Presented a paper entitled “The Re-formed Preacher: Biblical Wisdom Literature as a Model for the Character of the Preacher,” to be published in The Proceedings of the Wittenberg Conference of the Societas Homiletica, Viva Vox Evangelii, 2012, summer of 2013.
Friday, April 30- Saturday April 31, 2012, Perkins School of Theology’s Amarillo Theological School for The Laity, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 6:15 pm Friday- 3:30pm Saturday. “Faith and Fear in Biblical Perspective.”
Sunday, March 25, 2012, 9:30 am, Two by Two’s Class, Highland Park United Methodist Church, “The Parables for Today,” Room 120.
Saturday, March 9, 10-2pm Workshop for areas pastors on “Proclaiming the Word in the Twenty First Century.” (St. Paul’s UMC, Papillion, Nebraska)
Friday, March 8, 2012, 7 pm, Featured Preacher at Community Worship Service, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Papillion, Nebraska.
Saturday, March 3, 2012, 9-11:45; 2:30-5:15 Perkins Theological School for the Laity, Hughes Trigg Student Center, Southern Methodist University,“Faith and Fear in Biblical Perspective”
February 26, March 4,11 and April, 11 am, Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Church, Allen, Texas, Lead combined adult Sunday School classes in a study of “Seven Days That Changed the World.”
Monday, February 6, 2012, 1:30 pm, Featured Preacher, Opening Service, Perkins Ministers Week, ” Ball room, Hughes Trigg Student Center, “The Man by the Pool,” John 5:1-18.
Sunday, February 5, 11 am, Cornerstone Class, First United Methodist Church of Allen, Texas, “The Parables for Today”
Monday, October 3, 2011 3:00 pm, Le Van Endowed Chair Inaugural Address, Great Hall, Prothro Building, Perkins School of Theology
“Making a Scene in the Pulpit”
May 1-3, 2011, North Texas Clergy Women’s Retreat, Prothro Retreat Center, Pottsboro, Texas
“Finding Your Center”
Thursday, April 21, 2011 7:00 pm, Maundy Thursday Service, Highland Park United Methodist Church, “Clean Feet,” Sermon on John 13:1-20.
Jan 31-Feb 1, Feb 24-25, Mar 21-22, Apr 25-26, May 23-24, Jun 27-28
Preaching Studio: Small Group Seminar for Pastors from Kansas East and Kansas West Annual Conferences, United Methodist Church
Sunday April 10, 2011, 8:15, 9:30, 11:00 am - First United Methodist Church – Allen, TX Guest Preacher– “Know Fear, No Fear”
March 29-30, 2011 Memphis Theological Seminary “Todd/Women’s History Month Lectures”
“Wisdom for Ministry: Women and Men of Worth”
March 6-7, 2011 – Perkins Lectures, First United Methodist Church of Wichita Falls, TX
“The Role of Fear in the Life of Faith”
March 1-3, 2011 “Fourpart Harmony: Biblical Wisdom for Contemporary Ministry” Order of Elders Retreat, Texas Annual Conference, United Methodist Church
February 14, 2011 Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, Texas “Conversations in Preaching”
Informal Gathering for Pastors from North Texas Annual Conference to discuss worship and preaching during Lent and Easter, 2011
January 25-27, 2011, Texas Conference Christian Educators Fellowship Annual Retreat, Camp Allen, Navasota, Texas The Parables for Today – “Stories Jesus Still Tells“
January 21-22, 2011, Women’s Retreat, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Denton, Texas
“Save Your Receipt: Exchanging Fear for Faith”
November 19, 2010 – Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, GA – 2010 Academy of Homiletics Annual Meeting
Presenting paper – “‘That’s Our Story and We’re Sticking to it’: Preaching John Wesley’s Holy Living for Postmodern People”
November 14, 2010, 10:30 am First Presbyterian Church, Granbury, TX
Guest Preacher for Consecration Sunday Service
November 14, 2010, 6:00 pm The Upper Room Chapel, First United Methodist Church, Allen, Texas
“December Depression and Holiday Hope” Spiritual strategies for staying focused on the reason for the season.
November 2, 2010 9am-11:30am, Texas Methodist Foundation Center for Clergy Excellence
October 14, 2010 1pm-4pm, Cary M. Mcguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility – Southern Methodist University - The Great Room, Prothro Hall, Perkins School of Theology
25th Annual Conference of Professions “A lawyer, a priest, and a doctor walk into a bar”. . . The Ethics of Humor in the Professions – Response to Keynote Speaker
October 11, 2010, 1pm-4pm Cary M. Mcguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility – Southern Methodist University - The Great Room, Prothro Hall, Perkins School of Theology
Conversations in Preaching for Pastors of the North Texas Annual Conference, United Methodist Church – “Brainstorming our Sermons for the Next 3 Months”
September 28, 2010, Great Hall, Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, Texas
Reunion of Master of Sacred Music Alumni – Response to paper by Dr. Christopher Anderson
September 19 and 26, 2010 9:30-11 am, Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Church, Allen, Texas
Combined Adult Sunday School Classes – “Google It: Faith Questions”
September 20, 2010, 12noon-1:30pm Great Hall, Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, Texas
Faith and Business Luncheon, Southern Methodist University – “Jesus as CEO? Reflections on The Parable of the Dishonest Steward”
September 16, 2010, 12:30pm, Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas
Address to The Fellowship of Deacons, The North Texas Annual Conference, United Methodist Church. “The Deacon as Preacher”
Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 5:30-7pm Marvin United Methodist Church, Tyler, Texas
“Bible in 90 Days” Keynote Address: “The Joy of Teaching: A Recipe for Teaching with Passion and Purpose”
August 20, 2010, 6:00 pm - Holy Covenant United Methodist Church – Carrollton, TX
The Adventure of Bible Study – Kickoff for Disciple Bible Study Leaders
Sunday July 18, 2010, 8:15, 9:30, 11:00 am - First United Methodist Church – Allen, TX
Guest Preacher– We are the Body of Christ
June 20-25 - Music and Arts Worship Week at Lake Junaluska, NC
Featured Preacher – Sermon Series – Baptized Into Christ – Many Members, One Body
Sunday June 13, 2010, 8:30, 11:00 am - First United Methodist Church – Sachse, TX
Guest Preacher– A Gift and a Task
June 7, 2010 12:00 pm – Christian Educator’s Luncheon – Keynote Speaker
North Texas Annual Conference, United Methodist Church – Wichita Falls, TX
MO-Ranch Conference Center in the Texas Hill Country – Keynote Speaker & Preacher
June 1-3, 2010 – Woman’s Conference #1 and June 4-6, 2010 – Woman’s Conference #2
Sermon Series – All Things New! An Old Story for a New Creation
Sunday May 9, 2010 – 10:45 am Stonebridge United Methodist Church – McKinney, TX
Preach at “The Bridge” Worship Service – ’M’ Is for Many Things