Month: July 2017

  • Episode 010: Why Discipleship Matters

    Episode 010: Why Discipleship Matters

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  • A Short History of St. George Island UMC

    The Story of St. George Island United Methodist Church “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” – Matthew 18:20 The history of the St. George Island United Methodist Church mirrors the growth and prosperity of the lovely barrier island on which it serves […]

  • May We Never Take a Dry-Eyed Look at Sin

    May We Never Take a Dry-Eyed Look at Sin

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  • Assurance and God’s Un-Crossed Fingers

    Assurance and God’s Un-Crossed Fingers

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  • 3 Ways the Gospel Might Divide a Church

    3 Ways the Gospel Might Divide a Church

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  • Bill Nye and the Goodness of Children

    Bill Nye and the Goodness of Children

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  • My Stilts

    My Stilts

      I watched the construction crew next door as they completed the house’s interior.  The man who worked on creating the ceiling texture wore stilts, allowing him to move freely without shifting a ladder.  But, I was surprised to see him climb two flights of outside stairs wearing the stilts.  He was forced to grip […]

  • Touching Hands

    Touching Hands

    We were invited to neighbors for dinner last evening.  Before we ate, the six of us joined hands in prayer.  It’s interesting that the island, though physically isolated from the mainland, is a place of hugging and hand-holding, as if human contact becomes more important the further one moves from other people.  The contact of […]

  • New Creation!

    New Creation!

    When I examine the beach sand carefully, I notice its constituent parts—small rock crystals, shards of ground shell, and tiny bits of beach detritus.  Everything undergoes transformation!  The fragments of rock may have once been part of an Appalachian peak, lofty and remote.  The shell was once a beautiful rare creature, perhaps unlike anything seen […]

  • Wasted Structures

    Wasted Structures

    The bay beach has changed configuration so that the dock next door is now exposed and dry.  I can walk under it and barely dampen my feet.  Its builder cut plans too close, and failed to take into account changing beach patterns.  I’m reminded of the Biblical farmer who delayed participation in Christ’s Kingdom until […]