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Bishop Kenneth Carter

a christmas eve prayer for those who do not go to church

Bishop Kenneth Carter (UMC)
       Lord, I don't go to church much.  I don't go at all...Well, I go at Christmas. I'm home then.  I feel drawn to it. I like the Christmas Eve service, the coolness of the air.  I feel like a child again...it's surreal. I know folks make fun of people like me.  What can I say?  I've drifted...but there is a pull back. Are You speaking to me? I hear something in the sermon, sometimes,  but mostly it's the music and the candles. What is it about those candles? And the darkness?The darkness...or maybe it's the light, I suppose.  Light and darkness. I know about light and darkness.  I live in both.  I've got some of both in me.  I'm basically a good person, I think,  but I struggle...I know about light and darkness.  But I want to be closer to the light.  I want to light that candle and sing those words: "And in the dark street shineth,  the everlasting light..." I would like to live in that light, Lord.I would like to come home.  I would like to be born again. Read full article...
Bishop Kenneth Carter

to walk fast or to walk far

Bishop Kenneth Carter (UMC)

"If you want to travel fast, walk alone. If you want to travel far, walk together."

When I heard this proverb in a recent gathering, upon the occasion of the installation of a very promising leader in an equally crucial and challenging role in the church, I sensed a profound truth. I have come to realize that we ignore this truth at our peril, and we embrace it to our benefit. 

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conformity and the ten commandments

Bishop Kenneth Carter (UMC)

can we perceive the ten commandments to be more than doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong?
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September 01, 2011

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Bishop Kenneth Carter (UMC)

the meaning of a friendship with jesus
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June 15, 2011

by your spirit make us one

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May 20, 2011

a psalm for the end of the world, or not

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four words of assurance in a unpredictable times
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April 11, 2011

a very simple lenten spiritual practice

Bishop Kenneth Carter (UMC)

you really can do this
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March 28, 2011

our hands are too full

Bishop Kenneth Carter (UMC)

what does it really mean to give up something for lent?
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March 14, 2011

t.s. eliot and the meaning of lent

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rediscovering a resource for these 40 days
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March 04, 2011

transfiguration

Bishop Kenneth Carter (UMC)

a spiritual reflection on following jesus up and down the mountain