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.
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.
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.
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.
|Preaching, Book Signing||Ashleigh at Lansdowne, VA||July 2023|
|Book Signing||Barnes and Noble, Manassas, VA||July 2023|
|Preaching, Book Signing||Galilee UMC, Sterling, VA||July 2023|
|Preaching||Cherrydale UMC, Arlington, VA||July 2023|
|Preaching||Sterling UMC, Sterling, VA||June 2023|
|Preaching||Floris UMC, Herndon, VA||June 2023|
|Book Signing||RiverFest, Occoquan, VA||June 2023|
|Men’s Book Study||Floris UMC, Herndon, VA||April – June 2023|
|Preaching||Cherrydale (Arlington, VA) UMC||July 2022|
|Preaching, Book Signing||Burke (VA) UMC||May 2022|
|Preaching||Wesley (Vienna, VA) UMC||January 2022|
|Preaching||Community of Faith (Herndon, VA) UMC||January 2022|
|Symposium Presentation||Asian American Clergy, Virginia Conference||November 2021|
|Preaching||Virginia Conference Weekly Preaching||October 2021|
|Book Signing||Arts on the Avenue (Alexandria VA)||October 2021|
|Preaching (3 Sundays)||St. Thomas (Manassas, VA) UMC||September 2021|
|Preaching||Galilee (Sterling, VA) UMC||July 2021|
|Symposium Presentation||Traces of God Symposium, Sugar Grove, OH||March 2021|