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Revival — Asbury? Me? You?

It has been an amazing phenomenon these past few weeks. I’m talking about the “Asbury Revival 2023.” Until now, I have been reluctant to say much about it for fear of somehow stopping it, although at the final chapel service, Asbury President Kevin Brown commented that “You really cannot stop something that you didn’t start.”

Whose Father?

Matthew 6:9- “Pray, then, in this way: Our Father in heaven, may your name be revered as holy.”

It’s starting to feel a bit like spring

It’s true. The sun is shining and it even feels a bit like spring!

Wilmington UMC announces ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ sing-a-long

Wilmington United Methodist Church is inviting the public to a special event at the historic Murphy Theatre on Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m. for the “Jesus Christ Superstar” Sing-a-long.

Israel’s rightward shift is straining its ties with US Jews

An array of U.S. Jewish leaders are sounding alarms about what they see as a threat to Israel’s democracy posed by its new government, fearing it will erode the independence of its judiciary and legal protections for minority groups.

The importance of Christ’s resurrection

We are now entering the season of Lent. Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) is over and the season is set to prepare our hearts and lives for the passion of the Christ. For many years now, I have made it a practice during this time of the year especially to ask people what the resurrection of Christ means to them. The answers I have received generally are rather amazing. Some very vibrant Christians have enthusiastically embraced the concept as being all-important, and essential to their faith and to their lives. Others – most, I am sad to say – just seem to take it in stride and either verbally or through their body language indicate that it does not seem to be that big of a deal.

Psalm 119: Opening ourselves up to revival

This is article four of a four-part series on Psalm 119.

Giving the gift of prayer

The children and I have come to enjoy our times spent with my cousin Josh, his wife Joyce, and their five children. At any given time they, as many others, have been there for us during these times of adjusting and readjusting as we miss Daniel.

A holiday for sweethearts

From time to time, I find myself reviewing what I have written in times past and wish I could repeat these words. Well, today is a perfect time for that to be accomplished. Valentine’s Day is now history, but, in essence, it is a “holiday for sweethearts.” And long past all the cards, flowers, and chocolates, its impact will not soon be forgotten.

Exploring Psalm 119: Part Three

This is article three of a four-part series on Psalm 119.