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Kenneth Chumbley
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I am a seeker of a deeper life with God. As a priest, I strive to bring others into a greater awareness of the living presence of God, them, together, we try to live out that experience of divine love in the larger community.
I am a seeker of a deeper life with God. As a priest, I strive to bring others into a greater awareness of the living presence of God, them, together, we try to live out that experience of divine love in the larger community.

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With God in prayer
One of my earliest memories of my late mother is of the two of us sitting in a rocking chair in my room just before
bedtime.  I was about three or four years of age. She held me in her lap, and we prayed: the Our Father and the Hail Mary. We prayed for fami...

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What we worship and does it matter?
What do we worship? Early this morning, I met with Christ Church's Men's Group for breakfast, a short scripture reading and prayer. The gospel lesson came from today's Daily Office reading, Luke 4.1-13, Jesus' temptation in the wilderness just after his bap...

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Remembering a giant
When Elie Wiesel died recently at age 87, humankind lost a moral giant. Wiesel was a Holocaust survivor, liberated from Buchenwald death camp by American soldiers in April 1945. After studying literature, philosophy and psychology at the Sorbonne in Paris, ...

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Remembering a giant by the Rev. Kenneth L. Chumbley When Elie Wiesel died recently at age 87, humankind lost a moral giant. Wiesel was a Holocaust survivor, liberated from Buchenwald death camp by American soldiers in April 1945. After studying literature, ...

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Preaching from the heart
Before I preach, I pray that God's Word will spring from my heart. I hope that my God-filled heart will speak to other hearts. But before I talk about the heart, I must talk about the stomach. My stomach. The subject might be an indelicate one, perhaps too ...

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Transformed in the character of Christ, our theme for 2016 by The Rev. Kenneth L. Chumbley This is an edited version of my address to the parish on Annual Meeting Sunday, February 14, which was also Valentine’s Day. You can also listen to the address on-lin...

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Singing the song of connection Melanie has a song on her lips. She is a musician—she spent 18 years playing in a band—and is a conductor. She is a different kind of conductor. She likes to work with diverse groups, even prisoners, bringing them together in ...

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The music of connection Melody is aptly named. She is a musician—she spent 18 years playing in a band—and is a conductor. She is a different kind of conductor. She likes to work with diverse groups, even prisoners, bringing them together in song. She just r...

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Making poverty unwelcome in the Ozarks
Recently, I made a presentation at the Impacting Poverty Commission Community Summit, which was held at the Springfield Art Museum. More than 400 leaders from business, labor, government, service agencies and education filled the auditorium. With the releas...
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