Category Archives: Visitors

We Were Methodists

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us.” – 2 Corinthians 4:7 A seminary friend of mine, serving in another denomination, … Continue reading

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Jesus Wept

“Jesus Wept!” I never thought I would hear what I heard on TV News tonight… not in North Carolina… Not in America. It seems that in Raleigh – our State capitol – it is against the law for churches to … Continue reading

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Once The Door is Open… It is Open

“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near.” – Ephesians 2:13 In one of the churches I served every once in a while I dropped in on one dear, sweet member without warning. … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To Dr. James Howell

Dear Reverend Dr. Howell and the members of Myers Park United Methodist Church. I retired as a UM pastor on July 1, 2013 (at annual conference). Someone asked my wife, Shirley, and me where we would be going to church? … Continue reading

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The Gold Edged Bible

“Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.”Acts 2:41 Eight men sat in a small dimly lit room in a rural Chinese village home. Seven were preachers and their eyes … Continue reading

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Ignored By Friends

Today the associate at Myers Park preached on the parable of the Good Samaritan (which is the Lectionary text for today). In his sermon he talked about being ignored by the religious of the day and the one who really … Continue reading

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Radical Hospitality

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Philippians 2:3 When tourists pick a destination to visit, the most popular country in the world is not the World of Disney but France. … Continue reading

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