Buzz Stevens

Buzz Stevens

Willard "Buzz" Stevens is a retired pastor in the Desert Southwest Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Show More…

Articles

Playing Nice with Power-Play Parishioners

By Buzz Stevens
After picking up a seemingly pleasant parishioner on the way to my first finance meeting in my first church, all hell broke loose on the drive. She asked “Why is your wife … read more

Enemy-Loving Candidates

By Buzz Stevens
Presidential candidates often get asked questions checking whether they oppose the right people or ideas and if they oppose them enough. Socialism? Check. Illegal immigrants?… read more

The Honesty of Single Encounters

By Buzz Stevens
Robert Trivers suggests in his book The Folly of Fools that deceit is a ‘deep feature’ of life, a condition that is quite possibly exacerbated by our brutal genes… read more

Is Morality Taught or Inborn?

By Buzz Stevens
“Two things fill my mind with ever-increasing wonder and awe: …the starry skies above me and the moral law within me.”  - Immanuel Kant, Critique of… read more

Frank Discussions

By Buzz Stevens
“Words not only affect us temporarily; they change us, they socialize or unsocialize us.” - David Reisman, The Lonely Crowd, 1950 My wife and I were invited to join… read more

Can Pastors Swear?

By Buzz Stevens
I recently watched a few segments of the TV reality show, “Kitchen Nightmares.” Chef extraordinaire Gordon Ramsay travels the world jump-starting struggling high-class … read more
  1. 1
  2. 2