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How was your trip?

On June 3, twenty people from five Baltimore area churches traveled to the province of San Pedro de Macorís in the Dominican Republic to spend 6 days together with Dominican Christians in mission. Lansdowne UMC was represented by myself, as well as Greg and Kathy Brown. With the hope of providing a more full presentation later in the summer, I’d like to offer a few…

Pentecost Still Happens

On the 50th day that Jesus was alive as the risen Christ, the disciples were all gathered in one place. There was a great noise, and they saw tongues of fire coming to rest on them. Then “All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability” (Acts 2:4). From this point on, the church witnesses boldly to Jesus…

An Invitation to the Old Testament

A number of us journeyed together during Lent to read the entire New Testament in 40 days. More of us read the whole Gospel of John. Those who did this (and who told me they did it) universally found their reading eye-opening. I’m so pleased that many of you decided to add this practice to your Lenten disciplines. If we really want to know God, we have to know the…