Buzz Stevens

Buzz Stevens

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

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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

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

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

Going Deeper

By Buzz Stevens
For some reason I have an odd need to reveal what I’m thinking and feeling on the spot with most anyone. The older I get, the more I tend to risk "going there" with people… read more

Emotional Genius

By Buzz Stevens
I often felt inferior around my father-in-law, a brilliant professor with a Cal Tech degree, who was in on the ground floor of the emergence of computers at UCLA. He was a member… read more
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