Monthly Archives: June, 2012

The best of all…

My Annual Conference kicks off this week at Lake Junaluska, NC.  2500 United Methodists from the western half of the state converge on my home county for a few days of worship, business, and the like. Yesterday, the folks at Common Prayer remembered John Wesley. the founder of the movement responsible for these Annual Conferences: …

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Anselm’s Prayer

O Lord my God, Teach my heart this day where and how to see you, Where and how to find you. You have made me and remade me, And you have bestowed on me All the good things I possess, And still I do not know you. I have not yet done that For which …

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Common Wisdom

Listen to common wisdom, not fools 11 I also observed under the sun that the race doesn’t always go to the swift, nor the battle to the mighty, nor food to the wise, nor wealth to the intelligent, nor favor to the knowledgeable, because accidents can happen to anyone. 12 People most definitely don’t know when their …

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Security

Contemporary theologian Scott Bader-Saye has written, “Following -Jesus will mean surrendering the power that masquerades as security in order to love the neighbor and welcome the stranger. It will mean avoiding the safe path in order to pursue the good. But in a culture of fear, we find such risks all the more difficult since …

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Barnabus, Apostle & Martyr

Today is a “red-letter” day on the Anglican and Roman Catholic calendars as they remember Barnabus, the companion of Paul.  He is first mentioned in the book of Acts as the one who sold his field and brought the money to the apostles (Acts 4:36). Scriptures for the Day: Isaiah 42:5-12  Acts 11:19-30;13:1-3  Matthew 10:7-16  …

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Columba

Today the Anglicans are remembering Columba, a 7th century Irish monk who brightened some of the dark days of the British Isles.  He founded monasteries in Ireland, and was responsible for the great Scottish monastery on the island of Iona.  The ministry of Iona is still significant today. Scriptures for the Day: 1 Corinthians 3:11-23 …

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