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Sermon: “The River”

Sermon preached at the Emory United Methodist Church, Virginia, August 19, 2018. Text: Ezekiel 47:1-12 Late summer, 587 BCE: Following war and a prolonged siege, the Babylonians and their allies had breached Jerusalem’s walls, set fire to the city and destroyed the temple. Many of the citizens had been slaughtered; others were marched into slavery. … Continue reading

AN EARLY CHRISTIAN FEMINIST?

There are passages in the New Testament that portray radical equality between women and men (cf. Gal. 3:28).  We also see hints of the significant roles played by women in the early church.  The Gospels portray women among Jesus’ closest followers, faithful even in the face of the disciples’ abandonment of Jesus (cf. Mt. 27:55-56, 28:1-10; … Continue reading

AN EARLY CHRISTIAN FEMINIST?

Source: AN EARLY CHRISTIAN FEMINIST? There are passages in the New Testament that portray radical equality between women and men (cf. Gal. 3:28).  We also see hints of the significant roles played by women in the early church.  The Gospels portray women among Jesus’ closest followers, faithful even in the face of the disciples’ abandonment of … Continue reading

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

Opening Convocation Speech at Emory & Henry College, Fall 2016: “A Time and Place of Consequences”

A Time and Place of Consequences Introduction. A few years ago, Dr. Joycelyn Elders visited Emory & Henry. At the time of her visit, she was the Surgeon General of the United States and our nation’s point person in the fight against HIV, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy, and other important medical and social issues. Dr. … 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

How Well Do You Know The Easter Story?

No book is more cherished in America than the Bible.  According to Zondervan, a large religious publisher headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, sales of the different versions exceeds one billio… Source: How Well Do You Know The Easter Story?

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