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  • Sometimes It Takes 20 Years “It took twenty years for me to decide to be baptized,” the man said. “Twenty years. And all that time, people kept inviting me. In college, everyone knew from the late night sessions at the dorm that I was a convicted atheist. I was an engineer, and a rational person. But they kept inviting me. ... Read More
  • Beware of Emails I would like to encourage a healthy amount of skepticism as you read through your daily emails. As we become more and more dependent on our digital conveniences, bad actors become more and more clever about stealing from us. Most of us have received emails supposedly from wealthy individuals in other continents who would generously reward ... Read More
  • Learners and Influencers … to Serve In last month’s article, I posed the following question, “Are you a disciple, learner, and influencer?”  I then suggested some ways to prioritize our opportunities to become better disciples, learners, and influencers.  One of those ways I suggested was through the use of resources.  I think I’ve mentioned before that I subscribe to a free ... Read More
  • Wisdom on Race “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock. And everyone who hears ... Read More
  • Meet Michelle Holmes Chaney Reverend Doctor Michelle Holmes Chaney joins the Arlington District Staff as the Church Development Coordinator beginning March 15, 2018. She will be working for Arlington part time while also continuing as one of the pastors at Centreville UMC. A native of New York City, Dr. Chaney received her Bachelors from Virginia Tech, a Masters of Divinity ... Read More
  • Hold These Truths On Saturday, I went to see Arena Stage’s production of “Hold These Truths.” Based on the true story of Gordon Hirbayashi, the play exposes how his idealistic belief in the Constitution’s protections for American citizens was buffeted and tested by our treatment of persons of Japanese descent during World War II. Even though we were ... Read More
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