The Question

In the sixth chapter of Isaiah, there is a powerful scene. A young man sitting in the Temple suddenly becomes consciously aware of God’s presence. It is a humbling moment for him. He feels his own inadequacy, yet strangely enough, he senses God’s ability to overcome his inadequacy. Then suddenly it happens. He hears...

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The Organ at DUMC

The time has finally arrived. For the first time this Sunday, we will hear our new organ as a congregation! Though a small part of the organ is still incomplete, the vast majority is at our disposal (more than 80 of the 100 ranks), and the rest will be available...

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Hurricanes and Hope!

Have you ever been in a hurricane? Maybe so. I know I have. I was ten years old at the time and lived in South Florida. Hurricane Cleo hit us head on. It had already passed through the Caribbean, leaving wreckage in its wake in such places as Barbados, the...

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A Lamp and a Light

This Sunday morning, the church is presenting our third graders with a Bible. Each year, when we give Bibles to these young people, I write a note to each one of them. I always share the same message, paraphrasing a passage from Psalm 119. The verse reads, “Your word is...

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