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Invitation to Freedom

Here's the video for the sermon I preached on October 13, 2019, at First United Methodist Church in Oviedo, Florida. What do you think? Leave a comment below! If you like what you have read and would like to be notified when I post new content,please subscribe to my...

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Psychological Sense of Community

This post is a little different than most i have been publishing for the past few years. Just about four years ago I started collecting data for a project in which I was part of a team attempting to develop a measure and theory related to Sense of Community in the...

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An Open Letter to Bishop Wilke

On August 20, 2019 the United Methodist Insight website posted a video by Bishop Richard Wilke titled “A Plea to the United Methodist Church.” There are several points he makes with which I agree; however, there are some points of disagreement and some...

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Godly Discipline

  Godly Discipline 1 Timothy 2 Verses 1-8 Paul layers different types of prayers in the first verse. Paul wants Timothy, and by extension us, to pray for all people. There are no exclusions to who is included on our prayer list. We are to lift one another to God...

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Praying for Discernment

All of Paul’s writings are quite dense. This week I have chosen to focus on just three verses from our passage. Paul’s prayer for the Philippian Christians is a model prayer for all of us. We should pray it for ourselves, our family members, our friends, our...

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Moving Toward Maturity

  Ephesians 4 through 6 This is one of those weeks when I feel guilty that I will write only 1500 or so words on these three chapters. That is not nearly enough for any one of the sections to follow, let alone all three chapters. Be that as it may, here are some...

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