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The Path: Discipleship as Hiking

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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

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

A Catholic Spirit Reconsidered

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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

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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

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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

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

Appointments in a Time of Mission: 2014

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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

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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.

Christ the King: Doing the Work of Jesus in the Way of Jesus

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On Christ the King (or Reign of Christ) Sunday, we are reminded that God's Kingdom comes through those who seek and serve in the way of Jesus.

A Reflection on Call and Covenant

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How do we know that it is really God who is calling us?

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