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Why #Ferguson Matters

Over the last week, we have watched Ferguson, a portion of metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri. While many argue about the shooting of a young black man and the escalation that followed, clearly, the embers of this fire have been burning for decades. The same embers that have burned in Ferguson also burn in many other cities. These difficulties and the byproducts of the difficulties become reasons…

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Old School

We’re going Old School in August. I mean, really Old School. We’re going to the roots of revival, further back than even Phoebe Palmer or Lorenzo Dow. We’re going back to Wesley. John Wesley is credited with beginning a movement that reformed England and touched all of Britain in the 18th Century. In fact, his influence was so profound that in 2002 the British Broadcast Corporation placed Wesley…

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Prayer for State of Alabama Ethics Commission

Holy God, Scripture tells us that there are seven things that you detest

haughty eyes,
lying tongues,
hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that plots evil,
feet that race to do wrong,
a false witness that pours out lies,
a person who sows discord in a family

Keep us from these things, O Lord.

We pray for this commission and these commissioners as they work to benefit the people of Alabama and…

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A Call to Prayer for Christians around the World

A Call to Prayer for Christians around the World

Homes of Christians in Mosul are marked with the symbol.

Homes of Christians in Mosul are marked with this symbol.

The story of life as told in the Bible began in Iraq. Genesis 2 uses the Tigris and Euphrates, which continue to flow through Iraq, as markers of where life began. It is believed that faith in Christ began taking hold in Mosul, a city on the Tigris River, in the first century. For nearly 2,000 years, brothers and sisters in Christ…

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#shelfie #missional (at Aldersgate UMC)

#shelfie #missional (at Aldersgate UMC)

Brasher prepares to lead the Bible story for VBS. He’s a good kid. (at Aldersgate UMC)

Brasher prepares to lead the Bible story for VBS. He’s a good kid. (at Aldersgate UMC)

Biscuits baseball with @AldersgateUMC youth! I’m sporting the throwback hat while Brasher deals on some Dippin’ Dots. (at Riverwalk Stadium)

Biscuits baseball with @AldersgateUMC youth! I’m sporting the throwback hat while Brasher deals on some Dippin’ Dots. (at Riverwalk Stadium)

First of a long journey of Sundays. #aldersgate #newbeginning  (at Aldersgate UMC)

First of a long journey of Sundays. #aldersgate #newbeginning (at Aldersgate UMC)

Jackson rides the wake board on a beautiful early evening. @darinmiller  (at Lay Lake)

Jackson rides the wake board on a beautiful early evening. @darinmiller (at Lay Lake)

This morning I was reminded of who is the author of life. As the day winds down, I’m reminded that he’s also the perfecter of our faith. #Alpha&Omega #Beginning&End #First&Last  (at Aldersgate UMC)

This morning I was reminded of who is the author of life. As the day winds down, I’m reminded that he’s also the perfecter of our faith. #Alpha&Omega #Beginning&End #First&Last (at Aldersgate UMC)