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Johnny Jeffords
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I woke up at 4 a.m. this morning.  It's not that I wasn't tired from the weekend, or yesterday in particular.  Oh I was.  And I got 5.5 hours of good, deep sleep.  And it's not like I don't have to get up in the night...the older I get...am I right, fellas?...

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Exorcised Fear
So this morning the sun rose, as it does, and with my first deep breaths by the light of a new day I was reminded that the 3rd rock from the sun still orbits her Mother Star (Thank you, Copernicus--science, the more you know).   The outcome of the previous ...

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Dispatch from Portland 3
A short post.... As I write this tonight, 9:18 pm. PST, the Council of Bishops remain in session.  The General Conference has asked the Bishops to convene to offer a  way forward how we might transcend the impasse on human sexuality.  They bring that word t...

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Dispatches from Portland 2 - "Where the Spirit of the Lord Is, There Is the One True Church"
"When the Day of Pentecost had come, they were all gathered together in one place.  And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind.  But because the house didn't give the requisite permission for the sound to be heard on the flo...

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Most of us have certain dates on the calendar that haunt us. Today does that to my family...to me. There have been occasions across the years when this date has triggered what I can only describe as a PTSD response.  And I use that term not to demean or dis...

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Joyful Resistence
In 2012, I wrote a sermon for the 3rd Sunday of Advent focused on Joy, like I do every year. Joy not in the abstract, but a joy that rises up as resistance to the principalities and powers of this world. It's the joy that can empower a change of what is to ...

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Where All May Gather
A word from the outset-- I'm an advocate for the Church to change its current position on human sexuality.  And if you are as well, I invite you to join me and sign on with our sister church in the Tennessee Conference, Belmont, who has been working to form...

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Here's to the Ties that Bind
Every January for the past 5 years or so, I've made a pilgrimage, together with my brother, Sky, to Manasota Key, Florida.  My old friend, Ed lives there.  We sail.  We might cuss a little.  We might have a beverage.  We talk about the problems of the Churc...

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I Think David Letterman Is My Big Brother
During the life of this blog, I've written much about David Letterman. Feel free to search. As his retirement from the show has drawn ever closer I've thought about what I might say.  Now that the day of his signing off is on us, it feels a bit like now or ...

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For the Love of God....No, Seriously, for the Love of God
A simple look across the news landscape today and one could conclude that the world is indeed on fire.  And if you're watching the news today most likely it is from a conduit designed to fan the flames of the lesser angels of your nature.  Have you ever won...
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