Professionally I am an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. I currently serve as University Chaplain at Southern Methodist University. Personally I am married to Joni and we have four grown children and four grandchildren. You can find my personal thoughts on this site, as well as on twitter at @stephenwrankin.
I've been working for a UM-related college or university since 1995. During that time, in a variety of ways, I've heard an alarming number of church … [More...]
It has been almost two weeks since the general elections and pundits are still buzzing about Barack Obama's victory. Like so many people, I spent the … [More...]
In response to my previous post about UM leaders not giving up on church related colleges and universities, a friend challenged me with some probing … [More...]
I serve as University Chaplain at Southern Methodist University. I’m married to Joni and we have four grown children and four grandchildren. I believe a big part of my particular calling has to do with leadership development in the church and with church renewal (they go hand in hand).
I like to ruminate on all manner of theological, biblical, historical, and cultural topics. I believe followers of Jesus need to be more like members of Issachar's tribe, able to read the times. [Read More …]