About Stephen Rankin

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.


  1. I can hear your voice as I read this excellent piece. Thank you. I’m especially pleased that you spelled “bellwether” correctly.

  2. Philippa Chalkley says:

    Oh Mary! You editor! Thank you for this helpful article Steve

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