James C. Howell

James C. Howell is senior pastor at Myers Park United Methodist Church, Charlotte, North Carolina. Besides his pastoral role, James is also an adjunct professor of preaching at Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina.

James has performed on stage doing musical theater, plays the piano, and frequently engages in churchwide boards and activism.

James is the author of 14 books, including Servants, Misfits, and Martyrs and Yours Are the Hands of Christ. His next book, Why This Jubilee?: Advent Reflections on Songs of the Season, will be published in Fall 2015.

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December 3, 2015

The Power of Christmas Music and Memories

Christmas Eve candlesMy mother wanted me to be a concert pianist.  So off to lessons I went, with Thompson drills and Bach inventions to practice. The rule was 30 minutes a day. I’read more