Prayer for anniversary of 9/11

The Rev. Jeremy Pridgeon is the District Superintendent of the Pensacola District of the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference. He lifts this prayer as the 14th anniversary of terror that struck the United States on September 11, 2001.

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The church that wouldn’t die

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This week’s “Leading Ideas” e-newsletter features an excerpt from the Rev. Faith Fowler’s book, “This Far by Faith.” Receive courage and hope from a church janitor many call, “Rev. Richard.”

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Mountain preachers inspire

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On Aug. 14, Henderson Settlement hosted its second “MountainTalk” ministry conversation series, bringing three authors and speakers together for a storytelling and preaching workshop on its mountain campus. The Appalachian stories and anecdotes offered up by a spirited trio produced five take-away lessons for preachers in pulpits anywhere.

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Wanted … good theology

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The Rev. Dr. Chris Momany, has been chaplain and director of church relations at Adrian College since 1996 and has taught in the Department of Philosophy/Religion since 1998. In this month’s reflection on the Social Principles of The United Methodist Church, Chris asserts that theology, “is the lifeblood of the church.” He goes on to

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Spiritual Cairns

REV.MELANIE LEE CAREY Clergy Assistant to the Bishop “Just Dinosaurs Mating or a New Church?” Back in June, shortly after it was announced that Michigan United Methodists had overwhelmingly decided to “form one new annual conference for United Methodists in the State of Michigan”,

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The first sign of civilization

REV. JACK HARNISH Retired Clergy, Detroit Conference If it’s on the internet, it must be true, right?  Recently I heard a preacher quote the great anthropologist Margaret Meade.  I asked him for the reference and he said he had picked it up somewhere but didn’t have the source, so of course I went online.

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