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General Conference Updates on New Blog

You might have noticed a decline in posts since I received my first appointment last summer.  Writing a sermon every week seems to sap my writing energies, and on top of that—-even with trying to keep this a semi-private blog—-I … Continue reading

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Top 10 Hymns

The two churches that I’m serving are having fabulous (if I do say so myself!) worship services on Sunday.  After celebrating the crossing of the Red Sea last week, this week we are going to sing together in response to … Continue reading

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Whew.  I am tired! Nothing has prepared me for full-time, all-by-your-lonesome, too-much-to-do-and-too-little-time-in-which-to-do-it Methodist ministry.   I’ve been blessed with an outstanding education, challenging internships, and a strong support network.  But still, this transition is making me tired. Sunday comes so quickly. … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Window Shopping, Part II

By our third year in seminary, my friends had mostly settled in at specific churches, but my wanderlust was still strong. Unfortunately, I struggled to motivate myself to visit churches by myself, finding it weird and awkward to have to … Continue reading

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divine inspiration as a literary composition theory

“Divine inspiration is a theological statement about authority, not a literary composition theory.” -Luke Timothy Johnson Right now, I’m wishing that it were… and that I had it. 41 pages down, 114 to go… (including Commissioning, due Monday…) God, a … Continue reading

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Reverse PSA: Cayenne Pepper does the trick!

I spoke too soon last night. Cayenne pepper does amazing things for one’s circulation, but it takes 45 minutes for one to really feel the effect. This all started because my roommates & I are trying to save on our … Continue reading

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Public Service Announcement

Despite internet claims to the contrary… Cayenne pepper does not warm your feet. It only makes your socks orange.

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Comfort Books… errrr, Media

I’m a long-time lurker at RevGalBlogPals but never participate in their “Friday Five” challenge… until today.  This one seemed pretty easy to answer, and I am delaying getting my Halloween costume ready. So here’s the challenge: “Comfort Media: List five … Continue reading

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And are we yet alive?

And are we yet alive, and see each other’s face? Glory and thanks to Jesus give for his almighty grace! What troubles have we seen, what mighty conflicts past, fightings without and fears within, since we assembled last. Yet out … Continue reading

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Running, Day 2

I paid $30 to get a month-long gym membership starting the first of July. I haggled to get the student discount (“We’ve never had a graduate student before”), and it’s a good thing I did: I’ve only been back to … Continue reading

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