Thanksgiving & The Eucharist

Once again Thanksgiving is upon us. Inevitably, the next few days will be spent traveling, visiting family, and eating (if you’re from the south, lots of eating). However, no matter where you are from, I’d like to suggest that eating may be the most important thing you do this week. When we gather around the […]

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Sermon: The Sins of Ahab

I’ve never used this space for sermons. In fact, its been several months since I’ve used this space at all. So why not use it for a sermon? This is a sermon I delivered for my homiletics class at Duke Divinity. My assigned lectionary texts were: 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a Psalm 5:1-8 Galatians 2:15-21 Luke […]

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Prayers for the People

LEADER: Lord God, the world trembles out of control. The violence builds, some by terrorists, some by greed, some by intolerance, violence on every side. We believe that you, who hovered over the chaos bringing out of it beauty, life, and order, stand in the midst of out-of-control violence as One who is steadfast, loyal, […]

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Time

  Time… We are all given this gift — emperors and paupers, kings and children, ancients and moderns. Time… We may have learned how to measure it, but who can master it? Who can make time obey it’s wishes — multiplying it or accelerating it or slowing it down? Time… With its passing, all will […]

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Baptismal Calling

Today was a big day. This morning at Frazer UMC, I witnessed the baptism of three children. Following the service, I was approved by our Charge Conference to go before the District Committee on Ordained Ministry (dCOM) as a candidate for ministry. This was a time for me to reflect upon my own baptismal calling […]

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