It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Dr. J. Ellsworth Kalas. At 92 years old, he remained an active mentor, writer, and professor, and has touched thousands of lives through his countless expressions of ministry. Watch this interview, filmed less than a year ago, of his reflections on aging and spirituality.
In today’s video post, Dr. J. Ellsworth Kalas explains the importance of loving others and loving yourself.
In this video, J. Ellsworth Kalas shares from his experience what it was like being a preacher in the 1950s and how that’s different from the challenges preachers face today. He also discusses the preacher’s temptation to seek after better methods rather than in helping to form better saints of God.
Today’s Friday video features Dr. J Ellsworth Kalas explaining how Methodism can do better by the people we serve. God wants better men and women, not methods.
Sometimes when we move from work into retirement, the changes in lifestyle and schedule patterns can be tricky to navigate. What does it look like to have a vibrant faith and abundant life in the midst of the transition of aging? In today’s Aging and Spirituality Series video, Dr. J Ellsworth Kalas shares his perspective on retirement as a Christian.
What is the key to vibrant life and spirituality during the long years of life? In the first installment of the Soul Care Collective’s Aging and Spirituality Video Series, Dr. Ellsworth Kalas shares his secret to aging gracefully: growing older without having to grow old.
We ought to sing it more! Sing it, indeed, until we re-discover the power of this Name. Sing it until, as Charles Wesley urged, “Happy, if with my latest breath/ I may but gasp his name, / preach him to all and cry in death, / ‘Behold, behold the Lamb!’”
Our Lord’s ascension is, as I like to phrase it, “Easter’s exclamation point.” It tells us that the resurrection of our Lord is not simply a miracle, something to astonish us as with thousands of other miracles; it is a re-shaping of the order of the universe; it is the death of death. It is not simply a lengthening of life; it is a re-definition of life.