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Paper Covers Rock

Mark Sargent (UMC)

You've no doubt heard by now of the remarks made on January 17 by Alabama governor Robert Bentley.  After being sworn into office, he addressed a crowd at Montgomery's Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, which Dr. King once served as pastor.  In that speech, he made remarks that are searingly insensitive and sadly shallow.  Here they are, in part.

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On Advent and Hope and Changing Locations

Mark Sargent (UMC)

I was leafing through a book of poems the other day.  That's what we English Lit. majors do from time to time!  I hope you find this little gem from the pen of Gerald Locklin to be as nourishing and resonant as I did.  By the way, like e.e. cummings, Dr. Locklin believes that capital letters are highly overrated.  The poem is entitled, "where we are."

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Other Recent Mark Sargent Blog Articles

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September 20, 2010

On Burning Qurans and Bibles

Mark Sargent (UMC)

Anytime we want to misunderstand the religion of loving others, we may do so. How about the Golden Rule? What if we treated the religions and sacred texts of others as we would wish for them to treat our religion and our sacred texts?
The Rev. Mark Sargent Article

September 13, 2010

On Seeking What We've Lost

Mark Sargent (UMC)

Loss is a part of life. These days, loss is prevalent. There is hope.
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August 10, 2010

Baggage Check

Mark Sargent (UMC)

A trip to the market one day reminded me of something really important about the Christian journey. That trip reminded me that Christianity isn't so much talking as it is walking.
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May 06, 2010

A Knife in the Wound

Mark Sargent (UMC)

For the life of me, I don't understand why Christian communities cannot get their thinking right! And, the longer we Christians demonstrate an inability to reflect intelligently on important issues, the more we exacerbate the wounds we have inflicted and the less-than-stellar reputation we enjoy.
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April 28, 2010

On Dr. Kervorkian and Christianity With Brains

Mark Sargent (UMC)

For the sake of our own spiritual and psychological health, and for the sake of the Church's mission in the world, we Christians must always include the best of human intellect in whatever claims we make.
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January 29, 2010

I'm Going To Say It!

Mark Sargent (UMC)

Do I need to ask forgiveness for thinking that the late Pope's self-flagellation represents neither saintly nor healthy behavior?
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January 28, 2010

Robertson and Dawkins: There They Go Again

Mark Sargent (UMC)

Am I the only one who is tired of being misrepresented by Christians and caricatured by some who aren't?
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January 12, 2010

Teach Your Children Well

Mark Sargent (UMC)

When's the last time your church stopped to ponder what messages are given to the children in your charge?