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The Rev. David Meredith The Rev. David Meredith is senior pastor of Clifton United Methodist Church in Cincinnati, OH.

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Clifton United Methodist Church, Cincinnati, OH

The Rev. David Meredith is pastor of Clifton United Methodist Church in Cincinnati, OH, where he has served since 2012.

A graduate of Ohio State University and Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, MO, David served in a variety of ministry settings before coming to Clifton UMC, including chaplain of Research Medical Center in Kansas City, associate pastor for churches in Missouri and Ohio, executive director of an Inter Parish Ministry, and senior pastor of Broad Street United Methodist in Columbus, OH.

He also serves as director of Urban Ministry in the Ohio River Valley District.


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13th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

September 08, 2019

The Rev. David Meredith (UMC)

 

In Tony Kushner's script and Steven Spielberg's movie, Lincoln, Congressional Representative Thaddeus Stevens, played by Tommy Lee Jones, was part of a concerted radical strategy to get the Thirteenth Amendment passed and thus abolish slavery in the United States in 1865. The radicals of the day were afraid of losing moderate votes, so they strategized to avoid inflammatory questions about complete racial equality (namely the full-enfranchisement of voting rights for African-Americans). To secure those much needed moderate and conservative voters, they withheld that position from the public discussion. With the poetic license of the movie's author and director, they key moment from the Congressional Record was captured on film.

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