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A Methodist Goes to Rome

He was twenty-seven when he made the trip, feeling enormously grateful for the chance to go and see it all for himself. For even half a millennia ago, the Eternal City was still an ancient destination, filled with all kinds … Continue reading

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A Post Harvey Hallelujah

(Sung to the tune of Leonard Cohen) I’ve heard it said when storms may come,                                                   … Continue reading

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From Inside the Ark

As morning dawns on Day Two the sanctuary has never been more holy. For scattered throughout its pews, as in classrooms and offices around the building, Christ Church truly is a refuge this day offering both safety and community to a … Continue reading

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A Word to the Windblown

(In light of the extreme weather conditions associated with Hurricane Harvey, the following devotional is being sent out to the members of Christ Church of Sugar Land, Texas, unable to gather together for corporate worship on August 27, but yet … Continue reading

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A Plain Post to God’s People

Supremacy     so͞oˈpreməsē     noun the state or condition of being superior to all others in authority, power, or status, as in, “the supremacy of the king.” Let’s start with the definition, shall we? For at least insofar as Mr. Webster is … Continue reading

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The Sacrifice of a Signature

They were, as a whole, a most unusual assortment of individuals.  For what they did on that day long ago was not potentially dangerous, as we sometimes remember, but several of them actually paid the price for their boldness, as well. … Continue reading

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A Dream for Methodists

Maybe it’s the futon we’ve been sleeping on in England. Or the conversation I had last night over a duck and cranberry pie with an English Methodist leader. But it crept into my mind all the same, especially after thinking … Continue reading

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