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They Laughed Out Loud
The women in my mother’s family were clearly cut from the
same piece of cloth. There were eight sisters born to Tyler and Maggie O'Quinn. Three are still living: Mary Lou O'Quinn Turner, Betty O'Quinn Johns, and Mildred O'Quinn Daniels. Admittedly, I might ...
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King David Harris: And He Danced
David danced before the LORD with all his
might; David was girded with a linen ephod. (2Sa 6:14 NRS) I am a direct descendant of King David, King David Harris
that is. He was my mother’s maternal grandfather. I don’t know a lot about him.
When I was a child...
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George Washington Johns - A Survivor
A Line of Survivors George Washington Johns (1841-1913) was my
Great-grandfather. He was born and died in Bachlott, Georgia. His only sojourn
of which I am aware was as a soldier in the Confederate Army.   Family lore has it that he was wounded and
left beh...
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Ministry Principles
The following lists of ministry principles about twenty years ago for the Church Manual of the New Covenant Church of God. Principles of Ministry
Development *The church belongs to
Jesus Christ and he desires to give direction to the ministries of the churc...
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Thoughts on the 2014 General Council of the Church of God
For me the most troubling item on the General Council agenda
was one which attempted to divide the Supplement to the Minutes into two
sections, one of which would become an “Operations Manual.” A dear friend of
mine who I greatly respect largely wrote this ...
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Thoughts on Worship
Just a Thought: All churches practice liturgy in some shape
or form. “Liturgy” simply means “worship.” Our worship may be highly stylized
or appear impromptu and spontaneous. It may be formal or informal, but we all
follow patterns and practice certain ritu...
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Thoughts on Prayer
[The following thoughts on prayer are taken from my Facebook "Just a Thought" entries. Like my other "thoughts" they are intended to reflect things I have learned and taught over the past forty plus years of life and ministry. I will no doubt add to this se...
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Mystery or Sacrament: Assimilation or Accommodation
[The following is a draft of some concepts I have share with students over the last three decades.] E. Glenn Hinson was the faculty director of my focus area of
study in Patristics for my doctoral program at The Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary. He int...
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Feminine Images of God In Scripture & Church History
1.  The Word of God: Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on t...
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The Free to Serve Group is collecting the names and contact information of women within the Church of God (Cleveland) who are available to serve as special speakers and evangelists.
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