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the Disciple journey of life
Jul
15
2015

Disciples switched from an annually held International Convention to a biannual General Assembly in 1971.  I wasn’t there. Once again we met without me.  It wasn’t until 1975 that I attended the gathering in San Antonio and I’ve missed only two since.  In the course of these meetings, I first heard the hymns O Zion Haste,…

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Jesus cuts through the nonsense
Jul
15
2015

While living in South Carolina, I received several lessons on Freedom of Association, which is all about spending time with those for whom you care… and not others. I value that freedom for myself and others, so I will choose to be less frequent in one of my coffee stops.  Several times a month, I go…

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The confederate… the Southern Cross flag of St. Andrew
Jul
15
2015

I grew up in the former Confederate state of Tennessee.  When I removed myself to South Carolina I discovered the philosophy: Tennessee was a former “Southern” state.  It turns out former Confederate states that have “moved on” have relinquished their Southerness!  For the record, I don’t buy it. This philosophy ties its adherents to the past; couple…

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Cell Phones vs. Bible
Jun
23
2015

Cell Phone vs. Bible I wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone? What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets? What if we flipped through it several times a day? What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it? What…

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Innocent until Prodded
Jun
23
2015

On Sunday our Gathering Hall gave evidence of the coming dinner Beautiful Day is blessed to serve each month for widowed women.  It’s a wonderful event and our turn at hosting it would be above par. Hospitality Gurus were decorating tables to a fare thee well. One HG had begun laying out miniature Hershey Bars with floral wrapping. …

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When God makes a… mistake?
Jun
11
2015

In a seminary course on preaching, some time will likely be devoted to the importance of sermon titles.  One will be told one should come up with something to strike the imagination, and make prospective worshipers curious.  A wishful professor might promise the right sermon title will draw people to church which had no previous plans of being there at all.  To…

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the Well… a place where Christ is met!
Jun
11
2015

Last week the sign on our Main Street property was fixed in tiptop style.  Once again, and with sun resistant paint, it reads, “The Well, A Ministry of the First Christian Church.”  All may not be right with the world but this is a start.  It reminds me of my cousin, John Carney.  When I was…

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Faith, Wisdom… Risk?
May
31
2015

Faith, wisdom and calculated risks: Together they help make a Christian life a day at the state fair.  For instance, last week I left Duncan bound for Nashville and my granddaughter’s 2nd birthday.  I love Brooks because she’s my granddaughter but I love her all the more because she gives my own daughter, Kate, the same joy…

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The Most Neglected Sin
Apr
28
2015

Recently a preacher wrote about The Most Neglected Sin.  That sounds pretty ominous. Ought to make us wonder.  Turns out his vote went to Gluttony and I see why.  We’re a fat nation in a hungry world and I’ve known plenty of fat saints who wax long about the perceived sins of others when they’d do…

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110 years of “those who’ve gone before us.”
Jan
1
2015

Last week I was away and I missed you. Yes, I was in Nashville and got to see family but that wasn’t the reason for the trip. One of the best things about our church — The Christian Church Foundation — annually hosts a Senior Ministers’ Conference and there I was. It’s a small event…

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