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A Minister’s Funeral

Recently, I attended the funeral of the Rev. Russ Ames. I first met Russ when I was asked to serve on his ordination council – almost exactly a year ago. He was in very bad health at the time, as he had been for several years. As a matter of…

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If it ain’t King James…

The King James Version recently made the news, even if was “fake news.” This week, the Babylonian Bee (a satirical site that focuses most of its humor toward the church with titles like, “Worship Drummer Throws Drumstick Out To Lucky Screaming Fan” or “‘Church Foyer Coffee’ Keurig K-Cup Flavor Now Available”)…

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What’s Your Story?

There are five elements to a good story: 1. Characters 2. Setting 3. Plot 4. Conflict 5. Resolution How does this relate to our Bible Study class? Are we sharing our stories with one another? Too often, our sharing stops with the first three elements. For example, “My father is…

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Tradition

Our family tradition is to attend the Easter sunrise service at Home Moravian Church in Old Salem each year. Last year, it was cold! Some years it is raining. But this year, it was an absolutely beautiful morning. Thousands of persons gathered to listen to the readings and songs, to walk…

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About me – Teaching the Bible

When I was a junior in high school, I was “voluntold” to lead the sixth-grade boys’ Sunday School class. I had a good time on some Sundays. Other weeks, it was a real struggle! That began decades of experience teaching youth and adults. Over those years, I have learned so…

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