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The Rev. William McCord Thigpen III The Rev. Wm. McCord "Mac" Thigpen is the rector of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Atlanta, GA.

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The Rev. William McCord Thigpen, III

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St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA

The Rev. William McCord Thigpen III has been rector of St. Bartholomew's Church in Atlanta, GA, since 2002. He earlier served as rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Los Angeles, CA.

Born in Atlanta, Thigpen received his master's in divinity from General Theological Seminary in New York City and his undergraduate degrees from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK.


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The Rev. William McCord Thigpen III

Christmastide: A Reminder Where Our Hearts Belong

John 1:1-18

First Sunday after Christmas - Year C, Second Sunday after Christmas - Year C

December 27, 2009

The Rev. William McCord Thigpen, III (TEC)

One Christmas morning, I made my way through the streets of Los Angeles to the inner-city parish I was serving for the Christmas Day service.  After the usual late evening before with all the excitement of Christmas Eve, children, food and drink, and the midnight mass, I found that although I was tired to my bones, I looked forward to the morning service with its small crowd.  As a clergy person, the pressure was off.  And, as usual, the streets that Christmas morning were deserted.  Most families were at home, still asleep or sitting around in their pajamas, opening presents.  My normal drive to the church took me under a freeway overpass.  As I approached the freeway, an odd sight caught my attention; and it made me look again.  

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