The Bishop's Blog

The Calendars We Live By

The Bishop's Blog

11/24/2014

How we order our lives and move through seasons of change.


Online Communion in the United Methodist Church: A Pastoral and Missional Reflection

The Bishop's Blog

11/13/2014

How is the practice of online Holy Communion---the relation of the sacrament to streamed digital worship services---consistent with our theological tradition and helpful in making disciples of Jesus Christ?


The Path: Discipleship as Hiking

The Bishop's Blog

8/13/2014

In a sermon preached at Trinity UMC in Tallahassee (April 6, 2014) and First UMC, Franklin, NC (June 22, 2014), Bishop Carter reflects on the connections between following Jesus and hiking.


Making Disciples in a Postmodern World

The Bishop's Blog

7/18/2014

A sermon preached at the Florida-Bahamas Synod Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on June 21, 2014.


A Catholic Spirit Reconsidered

The Bishop's Blog

7/7/2014

A parable of Jesus gives us a way of reflecting on our present divisions in the United Methodist Church. This was preached as a sermon at the Lake Junaluska Assembly on June 29, 2014.


A Meditation on Accountability

The Bishop's Blog

6/18/2014

A reflection shared with the Clergy Session of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church on June 11, 2014


From Easter to Pentecost 2014

The Bishop's Blog

4/30/2014

When we make a profession of faith in Jesus Christ, we place our trust in him for all things, in this life and in the life to come. The fullness of this commitment goes beyond an emotional decision or an intellectual judgment. To believe in Jesus is to become a part of his body, the church.


The Disintegration of the Church

The Bishop's Blog

3/5/2014

A Meditation on Ash Wednesday, 2014 and taken from Psalm 51


Appointments in a Time of Mission: 2014

The Bishop's Blog

2/19/2014

A revised statement of core values that reflects the desire of the Appointive Cabinet to strengthen God's mission in Florida through appointments of elders, deacons and local pastors to ministries across our annual conference.


A Simple Plan for Reading Scripture in 2014

The Bishop's Blog

12/31/2013

To be a disciple of Jesus Christ is to be formed and reformed by the reading of scripture. You are invited to share in this spiritual practice in 2014.


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