May 16, 2021

Preaching Helps

Welcome to this “Preaching Helps” page. Here are 3 resources to help you bring the wisdom and humanity of David into your pulpit: video helps, written reflections, and my personal availability.

Video Helps

Here is a selection of short videos that can give you a foothold for preaching the 10 readings on King David assigned by The Revised Common Lectionary for the summer of Year B. New videos may be added at any time. You may use them at no cost and without further permission. Attributions are always appreciated.

Written Reflections

This section begins with a reflection on how David handles the greatest crisis of his rule, the rebellion of his son Absalom (2 Samuel 12-19). His ambiguous charge to his troops, “Deal gently with Absalom,” carries immense importance for our own understanding of the nature of God and how God wants us to live. New articles may be added regularly; check back here frequently.

Personal Availability

I am also available as a guest preacher and teacher. I preached regularly in my 41 years under Conference appointment, and I taught preaching in the Wesley Seminary Course of Study and the Goodson Academy of Preaching for many years. I enjoy guest preaching as well as facilitating book studies in a small group. Feel free to inquire about my availability.

Previous Engagements

PreachingArlington Temple, UMC, Arlington, VAJanuary 2024
PreachingOakton UMC, Oakton, VAApril 2024
June 2024
Book SigningBarnes & Noble, One Loudoun, Ashburn, VAMay 2024
PreachingAshleigh at Lansdowne, VAJune 2024
Preaching, Book SigningAshleigh at Lansdowne, VAJuly 2023
Book SigningBarnes and Noble, Manassas, VAJuly 2023
Preaching, Book SigningGalilee UMC, Sterling, VAJuly 2023
PreachingCherrydale UMC, Arlington, VAJuly 2023
PreachingSterling UMC, Sterling, VAJune 2023
PreachingFloris UMC, Herndon, VAJune 2023
Book SigningRiverFest, Occoquan, VAJune 2023
Men’s Book StudyFloris UMC, Herndon, VAApril – June 2023
PreachingCherrydale (Arlington, VA) UMCJuly 2022
Preaching, Book SigningBurke (VA) UMCMay 2022
PreachingWesley (Vienna, VA) UMCJanuary 2022
PreachingCommunity of Faith (Herndon, VA) UMCJanuary 2022
Symposium PresentationAsian American Clergy, Virginia ConferenceNovember 2021
PreachingVirginia Conference Weekly PreachingOctober 2021
Book SigningArts on the Avenue (Alexandria VA)October 2021
Preaching (3 Sundays)St. Thomas (Manassas, VA) UMCSeptember 2021
PreachingGalilee (Sterling, VA) UMCJuly 2021
Symposium  PresentationTraces of God Symposium, Sugar Grove, OHMarch 2021