A TL, DR Sermon: The Lost Sheep

Matthew 15:21-28Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Going into my final year at Asbury Seminary, I did an internship where I worked with some of the homeless population in Lexington, Kentucky. The experience was a profound eye-opener that had a major impact on my life and my ministry. Among the lessons I learned was that much of what … Continue reading A TL, DR Sermon: The Lost Sheep

A TL, DR Sermon: “YOU Give Them Something

(I'm at new appointment - more on that another time - and we have not been meeting in-person for nearly a month due to COVID-19. For people in my midst who don't have reliable internet access and are unable to watch our worship service recordings, I've been including condensed versions of my sermons for the … Continue reading A TL, DR Sermon: “YOU Give Them Something

Racism and Conspiracy Theories are Incompatible with Christianity

As I scroll through social media, I'm disturbed by much of what I see. What we're seeing is an unprecedented time in world history where information is so easily shared and, at least for the most part, this is a good thing. Unfortunately, this also means that the ease of sharing false and misleading information … Continue reading Racism and Conspiracy Theories are Incompatible with Christianity

Imagining What’s Next in the Methodist Movement

John Wesley preaching at the market cross in Epworth, England. There was a time - 2016 to be precise - that I was completely against any sort of break off within the United Methodist Church. Part of me still wishes to find some way to maintain some sort of unity, but my views have softened … Continue reading Imagining What’s Next in the Methodist Movement

“We Don’t Need to Stream:” Lies Churches Believe

I want to tell you a story about a guy named Vlad. First, you need to know that Vlad is not this man's real name, it's an alternate identity he crafted for himself as part of his hard rock lifestyle. Vlad is a guy from Kentucky who found the Facebook page for the church I … Continue reading “We Don’t Need to Stream:” Lies Churches Believe

An Open Letter to Pastors Still Having In-Person Worship Services

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Dear Brothers and Sisters: First, you need to know that this comes from a place of deep love in Jesus Christ. My intention is not to start a fight or to bash you. However, I need to have some real talk for a minute. If you're continuing to have worship … Continue reading An Open Letter to Pastors Still Having In-Person Worship Services

Hello, Americus Parish (Pleasant Hill UMC and Salem UMC in George County)!

Me and my wife Jessica Greetings, Saints of Pleasant Hill UMC and Salem UMC! I'm Jonathan Tullos and I'm thrilled that I've been appointed to serve the Americus Parish beginning in June. My wife, Jessica, and I are eager to meet you all and to start getting to know you. Currently, I serve the Druid … Continue reading Hello, Americus Parish (Pleasant Hill UMC and Salem UMC in George County)!

We're Not Called to be Selfish

True disciples of Jesus are not selfish people; we are called to be selfless Yesterday, I ran across an account of a priest in Italy who was stricken with COVID-19 and on a ventilator. USA Today ran an article about him and his sacrifice. Don Giuseppe Berardelli, 72, was the archpriest of Casnigo, a town in northern … Continue reading We're Not Called to be Selfish

To Pastors and Churches Having Online Worship Today

"O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!" Psalm 95:6 (NLT) Dear Pastors Leading Worship Online Today: I see you. More importantly, God sees you. I'm in this boat with you so I'm experiencing this "new normal" with you. And, like you, I will get the experience of … Continue reading To Pastors and Churches Having Online Worship Today