History on the Side

As you might notice, the title of my blog is Jesus at the Center. However, it occurred to me this week that I am rarely writing specifically about Jesus. I largely attribute that to a change in my interests and foci in the writing. When I began this blog, I wanted to focus primarily on…

Both–And

If you’ve been tracking with some of my recent blog posts, you will know that I have a strong interest with the intersection of church history and missiology. I am particularly intrigued by historical multiplication movements in church history. But out of all of them, the Methodist story is one of the most unique. I…

What if St. Patrick Had Given Up?

So often throughout church history, we highlight the stories of great successes, but we don’t always highlight the stories of great failure—unless we want to paint someone in a bad light. We do tell stories of great triumphs in the midst of great challenges and these make incredible stories! I have been thinking about some…

Mutuality & Authority

I am currently working on a research project highlighting the similarities and differences between the early Methodist Episcopal Church and the modern multisite church planting movement. I actually believe the models share a great deal of similarities, but they do have distinct differences. One of the reasons that they both share significant similarities are due…