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Remembering Reverend Will Rogers

Remarks about the Rev. Dr. William Fletcher Rogers, Jr. Born March 12, 1912 Passed Away Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Memorial Service of February 10, 2008 Jim Dawsey “My Peace I leave with you. My peace I give unto you. Not as the world giveth give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled neither … Continue reading

Sermon: Light Has Dawned, January 22, 2017

Sermon: Light Has Dawned, January 22, 2017 Lectionary Reading: Matthew 4:12-22. “The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light; and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death, light has dawned.” Introduction: Enough! When I was 6 or 7 or 8 and a winter front would creep through and … Continue reading

The Christian’s Face

Scripture. When Paul finished speaking, he knelt down with the people and prayed.  There was much weeping.  They embraced and kissed, sad, because all knew they would see Paul’s face no more. Acts 20:36-38 Introduction.  In chapter 20 of the Book of Acts, we are told about Paul’s last meeting with people he loved from … Continue reading

A Story 140 Years in the Making: by James Dawsey

Originally appearing in the Emory & Henry Alumni Magazine Posted on: Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 by Monica Hoel Renato Nascimento and Emory & Henry’s 140 Years of Missionary Service: By Dr. James Dawsey             Former Emory & Henry College student Renato Nascimento spent five days during November 2014 on a mission trip to an orphanage … Continue reading

A United Methodist Church Missionary Story from Piracicaba, Brazil, 1978.

Aaron was a member of the church.  He was a very talented artist who could draw and paint beautifully.  He was also a master decorator who was called every year by the Country Club in Piracicaba to prepare elaborate decorations at Christmas and New Years. But Aaron had a problem.  He was an alcoholic. He … Continue reading

A NEW GENERATION OF JOSHUAS FOR THE UMC?

[The Reverend Wil Cantrell (Robert W. Cantrell) is an ordained elder in the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church.  He serves as Pastor of Lebanon Memorial UMC.  Wil is a graduate of Emory & Henry College and Duke Divinity School.] To my friends and fellow leaders in the Holston Conference and the United Methodist Church, I offer … Continue reading

FORMING PEOPLE IN CHRISTLIKENESS: Insight into ministry by the Reverend Josh Kilbourne

In my appointments in ministry thus far, I have found the congregations often suffer from a lack of focus.   Unfortunately, in my experience, churches fall into assuming that being busy = being faithful.  Churches get caught up in so many “good causes” that I am afraid we end up missing the mark related to following … Continue reading

THE EXTENDED FAMILY OF GOD

THE EXTENDED FAMILY OF GOD.  We often encounter people who sacrifice much for those they love. I know a mother who was bed-ridden for three months and nearly lost her life in order to carry her baby to term and a father who sold his road-construction business and many properties to cover a son’s bad … Continue reading

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN THE WORLD

Maria and Antonio were sharecroppers.  They lived in a small adobe shack which had dirt floors and a zinc roof.  Both worked from daybreak to late afternoon to make a living.  Their worldly goods were meager.  Nonetheless they had something that gave them great happiness and pride–a six-month-old beautiful baby girl.  One Sunday morning they brought her … Continue reading