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A Tribute to Margaret Perry – April 7, 2013

  On April 7, 2013, the congregation of Jermain UMC paid tribute to a great lady – Margaret Howard Perry. A member of Jermain for more than 87 years, she is now approaching the 100-year milestone. To be absolutely sure … Continue reading

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A Service of Lessons and Carols – Christmas 2011

This is a Service of Lesson and Carols for the fourth Sunday of Advent. It isn’t your traditional Lessons and Carols since we did not rehearse the history of God’s creation from Adam to Jesus. Each member was given a … Continue reading

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Jonah, Like You’ve Never Heard!

This may be the most amazing Bible Story I’ve every seen/heard/experienced! I’m including it here for you! The story of Jonah from Corinth Baptist Church on Vimeo.

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Out of the Mouths of Bishops

For the past 24 hours I have been attending a clergy conference. It’s a wonderful opportunity afforded to the clergy of our diocese by our Bishop to get away from it all in a spectacularly holy place called Christ the … Continue reading

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Priesthood – Who Can Wear It?

This question has been hotly debated throughout history. From the early days of the church when some women in the Church at Corinth were criticized by Paul for disrupting worship to the 21st century when many women now function as … Continue reading

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A Strong Woman

“Memére” Every so often I experience what I call “a perspective shift.”  That is a moment when I discover that all my struggles for equality and acceptance in my role as a priest pale in comparison with what some women … Continue reading

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He’s Gone Too Far!

(If you’re coming from my newsletter, scroll down to the bottom and click on continue reading..) It’s taken hundreds of years and probably millions of words dancing on the edge of total heresy but finally – he’s done it!  The … Continue reading

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Can We Talk?

Can we talk?  The well-known catch phrase coined by Joan Rivers (not one of my favorites but I do like the phrase enough to ignore where it comes from) that means something on the order of “I know you have … Continue reading

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God’s Still Working on Me

Some years ago I learned a song  that I’ve never been able to put out of my head.  I only remember the first few lines but I found it on the internet, where you can find virtually anything!  Here it … Continue reading

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Women Clergy – Victims or Victors

Prejudice and discrimination is alive and well in our society and, unfortunately, it also flourishes in the Church where it makes many people into victims.  In my mind, this is the one institution where we should be able to operate … Continue reading

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