Buzz Stevens

Playing Nice with Power-Play Parishioners

  • Blog
  • Posted on June 27th, 2012

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 …

By This Author

Feed
Refine Your Results
  • Media type
  1. Enemy-Loving Candidates

    Blog Enemy-Loving Candidates

    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?…

  2. The Honesty of Single Encounters

    Blog The Honesty of Single Encounters

    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…

  3. Is Morality Taught or Inborn?

    Blog Is Morality Taught or Inborn?

    “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…

  4. Frank Discussions

    Blog Frank Discussions

    “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…

  5. Can Pastors Swear?

    Blog Can Pastors Swear?

    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 …

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. »
Buzz Stevens

About This Author

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