In this day and age, people often define their religious truths Dr. Chuck Simmons in black and white. Comforting, sure, but how to apply such absolutes in a concrete, meaningful way to everyday life? In this sermon series, Dr. Chuck Simmons asks the Christian reader to consider that God - and therefore truth - lies in the muddle of that everyday life. His compilation explores the very human concepts of patience, doubt, forgiveness, cynicism, wonder, and hope. Followers of Jesus Christ will want to chew on Simmons' words, each chapter calling on them to reevaluate and reaffirm their beliefs as they walk their muddled path through a life of faith and love.
Charles B. Simmons is the Senior Minister of Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, a large, vibrant congregation in Houston, Texas. He is known nationally as a dynamic preacher, dedicated pastor and a leader among Methodists. A native of Louisiana and graduate of Centenary College, Chuck earned his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Emory University, plus Certificat at the Institut Ecumenique, University of Geneva, Switzerland. He has chaired UMC governance groups for the Louisiana and Texas Conferences and served as an elected representative to General and Jurisdictional gatherings. He is a trustee of Centenary College, Houston Methodist Hospital West and numerous local non-profit boards. He is married to the former Carol Hanna and is the father of two adult sons, plus a proud "papa" for two fabulous grandchildren. He goes fishing whenever he can.