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Today We Remember

Lest we forget, Officers Smith, Ahrens, Thompson, Krol and Zamarrippa were killed two years ago today in Dallas protecting the First Amendment Right of protestors calling out police departments across this country to stop police violence. The oaths I took … Continue reading

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The Binding of Immigrant Children

As many of you know, on Father’s Day, as well as Mother’s Day, I usually go through a long litany of the diverse people who make up fathers and mothers. Today, on the day before Father’s Day. I will break … Continue reading

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“Preacher, you’re just WRONG!”

Over the years, I have heard many a sermon, given one or two, attended lots of Sunday School classes, taught nearly as many, been to religious conferences and seminars, taught a workshop or two a seminaries, worked ecumenically and Interreligiously … Continue reading

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Blocked from posting on a “progressive” Methodist page.

So, tonight I was reading a post on The New Methodist Facebook page. In that thread, a person was stating he did not feel as if the UMC was the right fit for him. Part of his reasoning was the … Continue reading

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Remote Intimacy

It seems to me that my prayer life has never been one that I would have hoped for. It’s not that I don’t recognize the importance prayer in my life, I simply don’t find or make, nor do I prioritize, … Continue reading

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Adventus Christi

Adventus. Advent. That period of time we have come to know as the lead up to Christmas and the coming of Christ. But over the years, it has become much more than the start of the Christian calendar and the … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Good Terrorist

The original was posted February 22, 2017: Yesterday, I delivered the devotional to open our daily work of The General Commission on Religion and Race’s CORR Action Fund.  I had intended to talk about Christian Unity but, early in the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Easter, 2016…and 2017

Originally posted on Walking with The Wesleys.:
I saved this for after Easter Sunday. So often, after the anthems are finished, our special meals are cleared off the tables and our friends, family and guests have returned from whence they…

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The Parable of the Good Terrorist

Yesterday, I delivered the devotional to open our daily work of The General Commission on Religion and Race’s CORR Action Fund.  I had intended to talk about Christian Unity but, early in the morning, the blueprint  to the new Presidential Executive … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to The Council of Bishops

Today, Bishop Bruce R. Ough, the President of the Council of Bishops released the following statement: To the People Called United Methodist: Grace and peace in the name of Jesus Christ! On the eve of Advent and in the post-election … Continue reading

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