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Learning to Sing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land: Immigration and a Scriptural Imagination

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How might we see the immigration journey in a new light?

A Methodist in England

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A pilgrimage to the origins of Methodism and a renewed sense of hope for our future.

"God Hath Bid All Humankind": Generous Orthodoxy and our Mission with Gays and Lesbians in the United Methodist Church*

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A Pastoral and Missional Reflection given to St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Orlando, Florida, on July 25, 2013 by Kenneth H. Carter, Jr., Resident Bishop of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Preparing for Annual Conference

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A few thoughts--and requests--as we prepare to gather in Lakeland in for the meeting of the Florida Annual Conference.

Praying for Pentecost

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A reflection on the renewal of our lives as disciples of Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Life is a Gift, Life is an Adventure

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A Baccalaureate Sermon given at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida on April 26, 2013

A Prayer for the Children of Florida

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A prayer offered by Bishop Ken Carter on the steps of the State Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Dryness and Darkness, Thirst and Desire: Why Lent Matters

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A reflection on remaining on the spiritual path in difficult seasons of life.

Appointments in a Time of Mission

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

Ashes: An Outward and Visible Sign

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Thoughts on the meaning of imposition of ashes in a culture of death, and why we need the gospel.

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