Oct 20 2014

Greater Things Are Yet To Be Done: My Congo Pilgrimage

By Rev. Randy Cooper, Martin First UMC, Martin, Tenn. TOP PHOTO: Rev. Randy Cooper (right) and his United Methodist clergy friend, John Paul, at the East Congo Episcopal Area Conference Round Table. BOTTOM PHOTO: Cooper (left) and Kinshasa, daughter of Bishop Unda Yemba Gabriel. Two Martin First UMC youth heard Bishop Bill McAlilly of the Nashville […]

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Oct 20 2014

A Potter's View: Wedding Receptions and Dress Codes

“Hate the sin, and love the sinner,” is an oft told phrase. It reminds me of Matthew 22:1-14 where Jesus says that everyone is welcome to come to the Wedding Banquet but they need to dress appropriately. This is a often misunderstood passage. Of course, this is all metaphorical and not about an actual dress […]

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Oct 20 2014

everyday theology: Good news and bad news

Original post at http://noncon.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/good-news-and-bad-news/

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Oct 20 2014

chappelltemple: A Cake for Alfie

It was definitely not what she expected to discover that night. For when Angie finally managed to get her 21-month old down for the night—a clear victory in their house—she finished tidying up the kitchen and was thinking she might … Continue reading

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Oct 20 2014

The Inside Out Life: October 19 Sermon

Matthew 22:15-22

the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said.16So they
sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we
know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth,
and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. 17Tell
us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the

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Oct 20 2014

Covered in the Master's Dust: Read the Gospel of Mark in a Year (A 52-week reading plan)

One of the emphases of my annual conference in South Ge […]

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