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"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

04:40 min | 4 d ago

"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

"Laughed. Funny stories prayed with and four friends and competed in memorizing bible verses. She hated that part then one year. When summer came she got to go to a church camp all by herself for a whole week. It was the best week ever. They played game slept in bunk beds. Played pranks read. The bible together and apart sang songs and stayed up late after nights of singing praying and reading. She felt god call her name. She decided she wanted to follow god forever and make a life that pleased god sunburned and tired. The girl went home from camp and wrote postcards to her camp counselors for the rest of the summer. The girl went home. Feeling closer to the bible and god than ever guided her encouraged her and made it easy to spot potential friends. And a few. You shouldn't be friends with to church and the bible helped her find almost all of her friends all the way through school and on into college but it was there away from her home her church and people who looked just like her that she was asked and ask some questions of herself about the bible questions she had never heard before and she didn't have any great answers that felt pretty bad. It felt like suddenly learning that an old friend wasn't who you thought they were but she still tried to live her life to make god happy along the way too now. She met more friends the same way as before but this time they had more questions and answers or ideas to she found little corners and coffee shops to stake out with kind friends. Who didn't look like her at all and try to become reacquainted with her once a distant friend the bible and it was like she came to know her friend better than before after all. It's once we know. Someone's flaws and strengths that we can truly deeply love them so to this day the little girl lives and loves to make happy but if you ask her..

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"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

03:54 min | 4 d ago

"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

"So which plague would've you given like the first one. I don't handle discomfort well. Hey everybody i'm ashley and i'm kristen and i'm meredith. We want to welcome you to inspire conversations. The podcast steady of the book inspired sling giants walking on water and learning to love the bible by rachel held evans. The book is available in paperback and audio. So please follow along with us. Even if you aren't reading. I think you'll still find this conversation beneficial in your own faith journey today. We're gonna dive into this introduction of the book rachel's journey with the bible and our own and discuss why we think the book is going to be an asset to your brain andrew bookshelf. Yes meredith and i are also leading an in person and online. Study that coincides with the podcast. So we might be sharing a little bit of tidbits from our friends that we hear from there. And i don't know about you all but i've definitely wrestled with the bible and it's been a roller coaster so i'm looking forward to discussing in her author's note rachel's very first line says perhaps more than any other book i've written inspired is intended to be read wrestled with disgust debated and creatively engaged within the context of community. So we will do our very best to be community for you as we read this book together and we really need no help getting debate started looking at you ashley yeah. I am excited for some work. Sanction time for me to chat and With all to you know. Absolutely rachel. Tell the evans kicks off this introduction in a magical once upon a time field once upon a time. The bible was her childhood magic book. That told epic tales of kings queens farmers warriors giants and see monsters. She learned to be brave. Like david. clever. Like ruth and charming like esther..

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"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

03:47 min | 5 d ago

"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

"And as much as much as you probably wanted to child i mean. I'm sure at a certain point. She's like i don't know if i wanna cat anymore. Like that sounds pretty. Let's tiring Wealth and break quickly. Dangerous right and certainly is the fact that she kept going along. I think she had an enormous faith and trust for sure. Yeah i wish i agree. She's pretty she's a pretty fascinating character. And so i do love that she mentioned. I mean we'll talk again when we do but the fact that she she's the one that makes it happen Mike she's she's on. Has isaac the fact that she's the one. That's makes the covenant. Actually that reality. She was the assertive one. Who's like look. We aren't getting any younger. Here's hagar let's try this. Yeah right Even though that was not a great part of the story yeah it's a it's an example of her kind of take charge attitude trying to get this fulfill so do you find more challenging between the two of them probably well in that so i have to share so i've shared that we My husband i had trouble have indicated and after till you had kind of a crisis of faith when we were pursuing treatment. tabah child. 'cause i shall bring this is pre sandy. I really had a crisis of faith. Because i'm like am. I not trusting god enough like i really had like. Am i jumping the gun door. I just need to way am. I taking control things. Lacquer sort. yeah yeah yeah. So you're saying like the pursuit of fertility therapies. Yeah which. I think. I like logically like. I think that's totally fine like god. God's gift is great minds of science and all that like. I am full support of that but i did. I did have that struggle of like man. I feel like i'm trying to do things that i need. Just wait on. And so yeah. It's a kind of With sarah taking okay. You need to do this. That's kind of how have felt like okay. Now i can take this thing and do all these tests. And i'll make it happen so yeah Out of answer your question so okay. This opens up a whole line of discussion. Then because fertility is a big thing in the bible and and Rack of children was understood in many circumstances to be lack of favor with god. We've outgrown all that. I think have we. Yes and no. I don't know. I mean we have things that we now have tested a. Oh that's why you can't have a kid like you know there's doctors diagnosed but then there are some i was a case of. We don't know why everything checks out fine So yeah you have the again thing like did i do something. That was a a more passing. Thought for me personally but You you kind of think like Am i broken is or something wrong with me. Gosh what motherhood complicated anyway. It is mom guilt. Abril thing Premium apparently thing too. Yeah so so. What advice them would you have for anybody. Who's facing fertility challenges. I said this in another podcast. You know there is..

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"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

03:27 min | 5 d ago

"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

"The story goes in your in the past. Is that you read Talk about the laughter about the importance so of this. Yeah so as you know. Women sometimes get a bad rep from the bible sometime. Yeah yeah and. I have to admit like i forgot. That abraham laughs. I he laughs furnace and i totally like. Oh yeah people always about. Oh sarah she just laughs at that. Can you believe because the angels fussier right. Yeah and i feel. Like abraham just get to pass through abraham path rilot. Yeah he does. And so. I just think gosh It really is his moment. I don't think it's. I don't think it's necessarily at a disrespectful thing. I really think it's like this is so absurd. God are you serious. And i mean i. I've laughed at some things do that. I felt god blessed me with you. Know it's just like. I cannot believe this is my life But it's important that they both did. And i think we need to show that had of the same reaction that sarah did so we need to not be so hard on and you say that that laughter is evidence of unfaithfulness. No no i think it's just like oh my gosh are you serious. It's a total total like the reaction would expect right. Yes so okay. Why is the covenant with abraham relevant for us here in twenty twenty one and god's country in texas. Okay so i know. I i know you like to so you know it's it is relevant because anything about you know we hear we see the word everlasting covenant again like the no story So we've got all these descendants and that goddess no like as this goes on and on and there's more and more distant in your family tree gets bigger and bigger or or. Weren't that family too you know and so. I think it's important for us to say that company that was given so long ago to this man is our covenant to and that's really significant. I think yeah and this is the passage at you read but why are we blessed. I mean we're blessed in order to be a blessing. That's the whole point of the covenant. So is it just so when you say we're part of his family who we are what we just Well i mean that's is. You know lump all people into got people. Yeah are descendants of abraham god saying well. I'm just saying what better term for. I guess i just look. When i think about god saying this is for all that is in god is saying like everyone is a child of of mine and so i kind of think about this is for all kind of like what you refer to. Near noah a little bit as that this covenant for people that about real that was literally for everybody remember walked the earth. So the cabinet abraham's for well who's who's in that group so it jewish people like got people jewish people..

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"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

02:45 min | 5 d ago

"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

"Yeah he gets more stuff more cat so you get all the livestock houses. It's the biggest example of his rocker. Faith pop so he really. Sarah kind of suggested but he follows through he could. Yeah he could have said no clearly. Yeah matter preserve suggestion. He so he has. You know the the key for this kid come and they don't have and so the the crux of the promise. Yes draft ascendance. Yeah you're right right He has a child with sarah sarah's slave hagar and ishmael so that's the biggest biggest one. Yeah exactly so you say in the sermon that because of the ways that abraham fall short and you do lump in the i you about all of this character flaws kinda wrapped but the ways because of the ways that fall short. You think it's incredible. It got stuck with him. Yeah pushback on that. Isn't that exactly what got does it is but curse i all these stories that are read. It still blows me away. That god is so patient and so committed until faithful to time and time again. And i know this i know. This is central to god's character the nature of god. But i still as a human. I'm just like man out apiece out all right. Never mind so it just it always just blows me away so i don't know so i agree that i mean i mean god called me and you gotta use imperfect people all the time and it's Speak for yourself. Getting scott as our guest i phone a friend scott's her husband i mean you could start with i mean the very first human beings were imperfect and then then looks ends up turning out okay. abraham's obviously imperfect but. Just go through the line and the only the only truly imperfect character in the bible is jesus. Jesus who is the only there are there are all of these flawed human beings. And i think that's the thing about grace and so okay.

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"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

02:38 min | 5 d ago

"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

"God has this ever expansive love and this commitment to us this covenant and promise to all these descendants for all of time to reach out to people those in exile those on the outside those that mess up those that we think aren't deserving it's pretty radical and that covenant still remains today. We didn't lose it. If anything we see that this covenant continues to expand it becomes greater lastly this covenant was really given before anything happened. Yes god as abram to leave his country which is no small thing but god spoke words of what would happen before. Abram actually followed through with anything with the noah. Last week chris talked about how this covenant was given without condition. there is no long list of laws. Or you need to do this. No or you have to have this. Otherwise i won't give it this covenant. Is grace grace to know. It was grace to abraham really. I love that this promises given before anything really happens and that's often how god works. God promises before we even say yes or do anything to earn it in a world. That says prove to me that you're worthy or do this first before you get anything. It's i dunno. It's a great act of love at degreed active grace. It's pretty incredible. That god doesn't ask us to prove ourselves we're already worthy. It reminds me of one of my favorite lines in our communion liturgy. Christ died for us while we were yet. Sinners that proves god's love towards us even are wondering are straight up abandoning guide or disobedience as covenant was given to us. This great love continues to be here for us. This great covenant still stand. God chooses us. God remembers his covenant. God remembers us. When i think about all this can make you laugh. Makes me laugh because it's absurd. I can't believe it but after this laughter. I hope you and for myself. I hope that we choose to believe it. And that we live in to this covenant that was so freely given to us in the name of the father the son and the holy spirit ahmen..

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"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

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"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

"Then we can remember the very first covenant that god makes in scripture the covenant with noah everlasting covenant between god and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth if god grieved the state of the world before the flood the story of the covenant with noah takes us from grief to another g word. Grace word for methodists grace. Meaning god's on earned on earn -able and unending love for us grace meaning forgiveness and mercy when we stray grace meaning the unconditional offer of a relationship with the god who created us. God's do over with humanity. God's do over with creation is grounded in and built upon the foundation of grace. By god's grace god quote established the ever lasting covenant between god and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth. By god's grace the sadness that god felt at the state of the world was quickly overcome. By god's grace the bow in the sky rainbows what that means is a reminder of god's commitment to us to all of us but out exception and without condition now we're going to read in the coming weeks how this coming it will evolve through. Various intermediaries will read about abram next week and then we'll read about moses the week after that of course we're going to talk about the new covenant in christ and we're going to hear from jeremiah about how the covenant is actually written on our hearts. My new testament professor had point genesis six or or john three sixteen. That's not really much of a choice. But the truth is from genesis. Nine on from very early in the bible on god's primary way of interacting with humanity has been through grace our united methodist baptismal. Liturgy there's a prayer that we say over the water. We bless the water before we baptize the infant or the person to be baptized. And in that prayer we reference the story of noah and we say in the days of noah you saved those on the arc through water after the floods you set in the clouds a rainbow it's fitting i think that our earliest covenant a covenant all about god's grace is referenced in our ritual that welcomes newcomers into the household of god three years ago. My wife whitney. And i took a trip to israel with the church. We are serving the time first. United methodist church of sherman and on that trip the group reaffirmed our baptism at the yard neat baptismal site in the river jordan. It's just where the river jordan begins to empty out of the galloway thirty three of us on that trip we had reserved a little amphitheater looking space on the riverbank and those of us who chose to reaffirm our baptism through immersion rented and changed into these required white robes for the ceremony and as we as we sat down on the concrete steps and as we began to pray through the baptism liturgy including those words about noah. An asian noticed what we were doing and they quietly joined us. They started taking pictures and whispering to each other in a language that i did not understand. I'm pretty sure. It was a group from china and then i waited out into the chilly water of the river jordan in january. It was pretty chilly. And one by one those who were wishing to be immersed came out to join me so the first person.

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"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

05:36 min | 2 weeks ago

"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

"Couple one of whom is clergy we have access to these kind of retreats marriage retreats Very meaningful and helpful and so. I think it's probably different for every couple. I don't know there's one size that's all how about jaw We definitely have a well. We both do like counseling by ourselves. But we've always been actually. We've done a few sessions like together. We see the same counselor So that makes it easy because they know all of our stuff and but yeah. I'm i'm very pro therapy counseling and i always tell couples like. Don't go when it will. You wanna go. If it's that definitely go. But it's like preventative like i was encouraged. Like hey you guys might wanna go before you have a baby or there's a move some big life changes going to put some stress on your marriage like go ahead and get some tools so you can Endure whatever that challenge is coming your way better because if you wait too long ten twelve i think the average in my research most couples wait seven years to go see someone which at that point. You're not treating like a scrape your treaty in that arms infected and not niece. Like that's why you should go. And he had like a small scrape algae hunt because not only do we do our. We inclined to insist on our way. We're also terrible about keeping score and so if you're seven years in tall the scorekeeping then it's not just the the fact that you're having a hard time balancing schedules with the new of eight baby. It's that you've got seven years of history that you wanna up every time you're processing a specific problem. Yeah yeah yes like just like you go to a doctor. Maybe once a year or if you're going to the dentist to whatever it is like you should check in like as a couple think that's good practice and i read a lot of marriage books. I love anything. That the got men's john gotten puts out There's there's great resources out there so good and having older along you know mentors that can you can talk to is always so helpful or we agree. Okay all right so what's your big takeaway from this particular wreck. What do you want the congregation to now. I really just wanted my sometimes in a ceremonial have a very specific goal. Like a very specific thing that i wanted to take away. Maybe there's a to do. There's often do or a you know. Here's what's next by next step wherever this. I just wanted to highlight the fact that the bible has something to say about our romantic relationships. And it's an important something to say and it's this whole notion of municipal partners Because i think that's just a very foundational principle for for healthy for those for those who are going to choose to be in relationships..

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Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

05:50 min | 2 weeks ago

"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

"Listening you're not supposed to read it here for a single exactly as i do feel like paul gets a little like high on himself like if you could be like me. Because i'm single and i think he gets a little hot on himself. I dunno know or opinion of paul. And i do think i know i don't like anyone in the bible don't like jona don't like pau okay. Let's let's segway. Let's just so. Who are your favorite characters the bombing or other than jesus did not say. Oh gosh i mean. I'm gonna say i love all the ladies. There's a lot of ladies that i appreciate the named ones or the unnamed heroes heroines definitely. Both i mean i really. I really just appreciate a lot of the unnamed people or just two people that have very brief. They just appear very briefly. I guess like minor pitchers. I think about the I heard great things about jesus feeds the five thousand like that. The most important character is the mom that packed the boys lodge that more people that we don't think about iowa's i love to think about those characters are. This is important line of conversation. I think because it's not. It's not going to be surprising that i'm going to resume with the the male figure who has some authority right at surprising. Gosh my favorite characters in the bible. After i feel about jona new testament i i love the complexity of peter's character. Yeah yeah for sure that. He is like so full of of enthusiasm on screws up. You know Crestfallen and then he gets lifted up his emotional roller coaster. That is peter's life. I appreciate that he so human and then you know. Obviously jesus. I mean act. Were and. I'm not being flippant about that. But everything that we ever. Our theology revolves around his teachings in his ministry. And example in incarnation. So on that i should go without saying i i love about paul is that he is what we get to see about paul in real not real time but as his career unfolds is him trying to work through these very complex theological ideas and transition himself and therefore us from Our salvation history pre christ to our salvation history in light of the ministry of christ and his death resurrection. And i think you know that that theological rammer that he lays is so is so foundational for everything that we believe that. He's he's a vitally important person and so his imperfections his you know the places where he misses the mark in my opinion. I'm willing to overlook those because there was so much that he was dealing with you know in his mind was it. He wouldn't.

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Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

05:33 min | 2 weeks ago

"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

"Know at the there are in my opinion precious. Few places where we get An equality -tarian vision threatened those we need to be talking about. Yeah and they. Circular certainly argue against the dominant narrative So in weddings so this may be revealing too much or but so what do you do when you perform a wedding when officiate eight and people really want scripture that talks about the man being in charge for honestly that is a non negotiable. I'm not going to do that. That's not a healthy vision of love. In my opinion they're they're they're plenty of churches will do that kind of weather I'm not gonna. i'm not one of those pastors. I'll tell him. I mean that's one of the few though like there are there. There's such a diversity of couples who come to the church's pastor who wants to their wedding and they there's just a diversity of baggage and a diversity of issues and there are a couple of non-negotiables you know there's abuse in their relationship than that has to be dealt with by professional because your typical pastors not qualified. The deal with that And i won't do a wedding. There's abuse in the in the relationship and then this notion there are There are stereotypical roles for the men. And the women in the you know the husband's the head of the household and all that kind of stuff that's not i mean. People can live their lives however they want. But i'm not gonna read a. I'm not gonna prove texts a reading from scripture that support that because i just feel like you know even in the united methodist him. We've our language is very equality -tarian and that's eighty nine hundred ninety nine when the hymnal pain now so that's relatively recently but that's still how long it was that twenty or thirty years ago so For a full generation now our official liturgy has removed that kind of Kind of patients. And so i'm not gonna go. Backers right yeah. I am thankful that. I like our christians christian service of marriage number one. You know. I don't really have to add it much. Like i feel pretty good about most stuff. That's in there given away of the bride a contract language. Yeah now there if people want that kind of Like what what. I'll do in a wedding. If that if that moment in the weddings important couple then we can do something like who presents this woman to be married to this man. That's that's different. That's that that's not literally taking her hand handing it to her. I mean they're they're like so. I've got lots of opinions about that and again everybody. Everybody kind of obviously lives their their marriage out in the way that is right for them. There's no i don't have any say on that. I do have say in fact final. Say on what the ceremony is going to be so you know. I'm glad that we've we've come a long way in the last generation about that. Yeah definitely you do much about how. Paul is not super excited about marriage. I guess i don't know. Do you think he was dumped. like what. Why do you have a bad break up. A dowry was inca like what happened. So it's funny that you know there are a couple of i mean. There are a handful of obas spiritual heroes for giving every methodist preacher for sure john. Wesley does not have a great track record. The ladies has ham not so much And then paul he like. He was living his life in such a way. That solvency is what like that. That's how he lived out his call.

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Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

04:00 min | 2 weeks ago

"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

"Of family friends. I've done weddings and lots of different outdoor settings in the sanctuaries and chapels of the churches that i've served and in people's homes. I've done weddings on new year's eve and new year's day at one wedding. I forgot the words of the lord's prayer. Not great that was very early in my career thankfully that was a a lakeside wedding on a windy afternoon in march. So most people couldn't hear what i was saying anyway and i did a wedding one christmas night at the bedside of the mother of the bride. She was just days away from the end of a long battle with cancer and her fiercely. Loving family was determined that she would get to see her. Only child get married. That young couple had their first child. Just a few weeks ago. These weddings have included a tremendous variety of details. Unique to the personality of each couple colors. The flowers the settings the circumstances the histories of the bride and groom the music. The readings some have included a unity. Candle some had included a mixing of different colored sand which is kinda cool. Some have included the wrapping of a couples hands with a stole at one wedding. We had the jumping the broom which is a unique cultural tradition with which had been completely unfamiliar until then but despite all the beautiful diversity of these celebrations there have been. They've been to common denominators. I is a before god. Which is the point of having a pastor. Do the service at all. It is a religious ceremony the introduction to the wedding liturgy in our united methodist hymnal puts it this way christian marriage is proclaimed as a sacred covenant reflecting christ's covenant with church the other common denominator is that at least in our methodist tradition. A wedding celebrates a covenant relationship of mutuality and equality as the hymnal puts it both words and actions consistently reflect the belief that the couple are equal partners in christian marriage. One of the most popular scripture readings for weddings comes from the first letter to the corinthians in the thirteenth chapter paul writes thirteen beautiful verses describing love versus. That are familiar to many. You've probably heard this before. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is not envious or boastful arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way. It is not era or resentful it does not rejoice in wrongdoing but rejoices in the truth it bears. All things believes all things hopes. All things endures. All things love never ends. But the fact is that. Paul actually had a decidedly ambivalent view of marriage writing earlier in first corinthians in the seventh chapter. He actually refers to marriage as a concession. Never having been married himself paul writes. I wish that all were as i myself am. He's essentially saying it's fine to get married if you have to have romantic companionship. As much as i love. Paul and i do love paul. I have a decidedly more favourable view of romance than heated so that that later very famous thirteenth chapter of first corinthians is actually about god's love.

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Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

03:41 min | 3 weeks ago

"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

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"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

03:16 min | 3 weeks ago

"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

"The people are don't punish people yet. Let's talk about you. were him for say. did you have heller. Yeah i did okay. Cracked me if i'm wrong. Didn't he talk about so the whole scene. Where abraham is supposed to sacrifice isaac that. I feel like dr heller talked about how like abraham could've pushed back and said no. I'm not gonna do that. And so abraham sometimes it was like foolishly obedient. I don't know what his term us would do. You remember yet. And i would say abraham does this throughout their times. Or abraham god's because abraham and abraham's like cool in just acts and then there are times where abraham pushes back so. I don't know we could probably research this. If it's like a developed thing that happens is that when he is going to sacrifice isaac. He doesn't feel confident enough. But then when god is going to destroy sodom and gomorrah abraham speaks up in like don't destroy sodom which is interesting. We could probably read between the lines. I don't know there's probably a lot more Hidden behind that text. Yeah but so. Point is there are people in the bible that pushed back and are not like well. Let's talk about this. God because god is not like okay now. This is my decision for doing this. I don't want to hear from you for sure. God while you've got to be knowing you know all of those attributes that we attribute god also god's mind is changed throughout scripture. God's heart is softened in times especially in the old testament and so those conversations are imperative to who these people are following. God The israelites can talk to god through the prophets through whatever that looks like and the ideas that they have a voice in the matter they may not always get what they want it. Yeah but We see profits. We see characters. Talk in engaging conversation with god so the fact that joanna does it. I'm like what are you thinking. You just like god is there. Were you gonna go. You can't excape. God god's gonna be waiting on the shore. Hey and rate was he just going to hide amongst the non israelite people. Maybe if i don't hang out with the israelites god won't find me like. Wow what's thinking. I wanna know jonas mind. Maybe more than most characters in the bible. Yeah like what was the end game for this. Yeah and he's a prophet. I mean we have a book in our bible about jona like important. It's not like reagan or just sitting. You're hating on joan like there's stuff to learn from this. Yeah but it's frustrating. To be able to know the whole story and see jones mishaps and not have jonah remedy them. Yeah so you talk about in your sermon. Like if if john was was he nervous was he scared or was he just playing lazy. Yeah yeah and we get the answer. Later on. joan actually tells god so god saves the fight. Yeah Spoiler alert and jonas as so. This is why. I didn't wanna come. God because i knew you were grace shifts and you're gonna save these people. Yeah so that's jonas motivation for running at least it's what jonas says was his motivation for running is that..

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"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

07:48 min | 3 weeks ago

"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

"Are changed. This reminds me of the sailors from the first part of joe last week. They were of different cultures. They were of different beliefs and still they felt they understood the magnificence of god working. The sailors were the ones who took time to pray and cry out to jones. God even when joe wouldn't even when jonah was running here the city of niniveh. Here's jonah kind of doing the bare minimum of sharing this message from god and they immediately repair hint. This is part of the reason. I find the book of jonah and even its inclusion in the old testament to be so interesting. Jona jones had the hebrew. The profit jona the guy who guide decides to talk to. He's the one who only engages with god when he's trapped in the belly of fish he is the one who doesn't seem to have compassion for the other people on the ship or for the people of niniveh we don't see jona have a heart for others. We don't really even see. Joan have a heart for god yet. Those people those outside of the day or the ones in this story who are consistently softening their hearts and making space for god to work in their lives the next few verses of chapter three demonstrate this. let's read verses six through nine. When word of it reached the king of niniveh. He got up from his throne stripped himself of his robe covered himself with morning clothes and sat in ashes then he announced in all of niniveh by decree of the king and his officials neither human nor animal cat old nor flock will taste anything no grazing and no drinking water. Let humans and animals alike put on morning clothes and let them call upon god forcefully and let all person stop there evil behavior in the violence. That's under their control. And then the king thought to himself. Who knows god may see this intern from his rat so that we might not perish. All of niniveh from the mightiest person the king to even all the animals they decide to have a fast they repent they sit in morning in ashes. They give up their luxurious lifestyles and their lifestyles of violence. Just in the hopes that god might forgive them. This is the power of god that we see throughout the book of jonah. God still works even win. Jones thinks he knows best jonet thinks it's best to run away from god. Then jones thinks it's best to give a short message to only part of the city of niniveh and then leave. Joan is driven by this type of selfishness and he can't seem to find compassion for other people. I think. I hate on jona so much because i see myself in jones. Maybe some of you can relate to this to there are times where it seems easier to run away then to face hard things had on. It's also sometimes really difficult for me personally to put myself in someone else's shoes to find true compassion for people. I'm really quick to judge instill. Jonas story doesn't end here with an innovative repentance. Get a whole fourth chapter of the book of jonah. Hear these words from jona. Three ten through four three. God saw what they were doing. So i'd takes notice of the innovates repenting that they had ceased their evil behavior so god stopped planning to destroy them. And god didn't do it. But joanna thought this was utterly wrong and jona became angry. Jonah pray to the lord come on lord was wasn't this precisely my point when i was back in my own land. This is why. I fled to tarshish earlier. I know that you are merciful and compassionate guide very patient full of faithful love and willing not to destroy at this point. Lord you may as well take my life from me because it would be better for me to die than to live jonet engages in another conversation with god. This is the second time in the entire book we see jonas speak to god and here is where we finally get. The big reveal here is where jonas tells us why he didn't want to go to niniveh in the first place in joan doesn't name fear or laziness or any other things we might have thought of instead. Jonas says the reason he didn't want to go to niniveh is because he knew god was compassionate. And that god might forgive the people. Jonah on the other hand believes the innovates should be punished that they should be overthrown and he's angered that god is merciful to them. Jona believes that he knows. God he knows god's nature and that it would be better to run away from niniveh than to go and spread the message because he knows god's to compassionate god's to compassionate to pass judgment on these people have a few thoughts about this first off the throughout the old testament believe it or not guide does destroy entire nations. So i'm not really sure why jonas so convinced that god would never destroy the ninna bites. It's not as farfetched as it seems. Also god has just forgiven jona for running away. God has saved jones life after being thrown off a boat into the sea yet. Here jono wants god to withhold forgiveness even though he himself as you just received forgiveness from god. It's probably not the first time. God's forgiven jona either.

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"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

03:25 min | 3 weeks ago

"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

"No good news no promise of any hope just a promise of destruction no explanation of why they're being destroyed no instructions to them about how to avoid it. He didn't even try to go to the king. He just walks out into the street and issues this terse grumpy threat and only says it wants you got forty days. None of now. This too is satirical. Because if you've ever read any other book of any other profit you know that brevity is not their spiritual gift. They don't say anything and eight words there preachers after all it takes them four words to announce that they're about to say something thus says the lord that's what they're constantly announcing just just they they say words before they even begin to say anything else. But here jonah. The prophet whose first instinct is to flee from god. The prophet whose vocation is supposed to be preaching can only muster eight words for an assignment that he clearly detests as a young officer in the navy. I thought i knew everything that is one of the curses of being young sometimes and i certainly thought that i knew how to do my job better than my boss did or at least that was my attitude. Most of the time. My first boss in the navy was great. He was smart. He was really good at his job. He had been an admiral's chief of staff just before he got orders to our ship. Which is a very big deal. He and i ended up becoming great friends and he taught me a lot about leadership and management from time to time like all bosses. He would micromanage me or give me an assignment that i that i didn't want to do and i'd pull the jona on him when he did that now. I'm not talking the chapter one running away jona because a little like god the navy will eventually find you and running away from the navy. Get you thrown in. The brig wasn't going to do that instead when my boss told me. Something told me to do something that i did not want to do. I'd pull chapter three jona on him. Doing the absolute bare minimum. Exactly the way. He told me with not a bit more effort or thought and he had a great phrase for this kind of behavior which he immediately recognized assuming because he had done the same thing once himself. It's also the type of thing that joanna does in chapter three of our story. He called it malicious obedience. The humor that irony the satire of chapter three of jonas story as that his malicious obedience his grumpy eight word oracle yelled out a single time in the middle of the city. Well it succeeds spectacularly..

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"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

05:48 min | Last month

"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

"Then the men were even more afraid and said to him. What is this that you have done for. The men knew that he was fleeing from the presence of the lord because he had told them so. Joanna chapter one. I ten everybody. I'm chris dowd. Reagan golan zoff off script. The podcast where every week. We take a deeper dive on last sunday sermon. Talking about the theology behind it get a chance to talk about anything that didn't make it in that ended up on the cutting room floor. I'm excited to get started.

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"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

03:13 min | Last month

"united methodist" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

"And jona doesn't help with anything. He's withholding from the niniveh. It doesn't want to go proclaim the word. And he also withholding help from the sailors. I feel so bad for the steelers. Were trying everything because they feel like. It's therefore maybe they angered one of their gods so think what can we do. What what can we do. And so then they cast lots which was a way to determine the divine will will until. Let's pick up in verse eight. Then they said to him to. Joanna tells why this calamity has come upon us. What is your occupation. Where do you come from. What is your country and of what people are you. I'm a hebrew. he replied. I worship the lord. The god of heaven who made the c in the dry land. Can you picture this. When joan fess up to who he is and he mentioned that well my god is the lord who made the c. Do you think the sailors were like. Did you think you wanted to maybe talk to your god about maybe solving this situation. We're in right now. These sailors who are fearful probably have a little bit of anger for this fugitive. Half that has put their lives and such danger again. These what we would call. Non believers goto jones. Say what is it that you have done. They know that jones is trying to flee from the lord and that you don't do that when god puts a call upon your life they know when you get a call you follow through you do what is asked and so. They're very dumbstruck. At why jones is on their ship right now. Sailors ask in verse. Eleven what. They should do to joanna. The is not settling. it's getting worse and worse by every moment there's no break into the sailors. Fear is only growing and again. They've done all the can. They're out of ideas. They think maybe if we get to land can put john on on dry land can go on his way to fulfill this call. But it's not happening. So jona says the unthinkable. He suggests that they throw him overboard. Keep in mind. He doesn't offer to jump himself. He wants to sailors to do it for him. So let's play everything that we've we've seen so far. He tried to run away from god. He tried to sleep away from god and now he figures. Well let me just die. So that i can really get away from god and let's be clear. He isn't choosing to be thrown overboard in order to to save the sailors to care for them. He doesn't care at all about him. it's all about him not having to follow through on the call. It's all about him. Not having to do what god has asked him to do. And the enormous burden he puts on the sailors.

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Proud Boys leader ordered to stay away from Washington, D.C. after arrest

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:23 min | 2 months ago

Proud Boys leader ordered to stay away from Washington, D.C. after arrest

"Police arresting five people today in U. S Park police, arresting another on various charges from illegal handgun and rifle possession, ammunition and assault on an officer. Well, one of the groups has become a central focus for possible vile. Once the proud boys. The far right extremists have shown up twice before since Election day, patrolling District streets looking for anti trump demonstrators, but their leader was arrested this week trying to get into the sea and reggae. Torrio is released from jail after he was charged. And while Magistrate Judge did not necessarily say Terrio could not attend the rally's tomorrow, Torrio is been from D. C for several months. When Torrio appeared before D C. Superior Court Magistrate Judge Rene Raymond this afternoon, she paused proceedings ordering him Place a face mask over his nose. TAR EOS lawyer requested his release. The government requested a stay away order. Both were granted and he was freed on personal reconnaissance. Tardio was arrested Monday by DC police while riding in the back seat of a Honda. Traveling in the third Street tunnel. He faces a charge of misdemeanor destruction of property. Timeto, a black lives matter. Banner Thorn from the Asbury United Methodist Church and set on fire, plus a charge for felony possession of a high capacity gun machine. He's not allowed back to the city until his next court dates on the morning of June 8th Matt SMALL w. T O P NEWS, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan made some

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D.C prepares for Trump supporters protests against Congress certifying Biden victory

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:46 sec | 2 months ago

D.C prepares for Trump supporters protests against Congress certifying Biden victory

"The city is getting ready for die hard supporters of President Trump to protest the count of electoral college votes on Wednesday. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser says officials are working together to protect residents and businesses and to keep the protests peaceful. She also wants people to stay out of downtown streets on Tuesday and Wednesday. Supporters of President Donald Trump are coming to D. C to rally in protest. As Congress votes to affirm President elect Joe Biden's victory. Police are already posting signs downtown, reminding everyone that no fireworks are permitted as we're United Methodist Church told wt O p that they have asked for more help from D C police during the protests. The church is one of two historically black churches that have black lives matter. Banners burned by members of the proud boys last month. Valerie Bonked w T. O P NEWS.

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3 questions to ask yourself about everything you do

TED Talks Daily

05:01 min | 2 months ago

3 questions to ask yourself about everything you do

"When i was in high school at the age of seventeen i graduated from high school in. Decatur georgia as valedictorian of my high school. Proud of myself. I was from a low income community. I'd grown up in mississippi. We'd moved from mississippi to georgia so my parents could pursue their degrees as united methodist ministers. We were poor but they didn't think we were poor enough so they were going for permanent poverty. And so while they studied at emory i studied at avondale and i became valedictorian. Well one of the joys of being valedictorian in the state of georgia is that you get invited to meet the governor of georgia. I was mildly interested in meeting him. It was kind of cool. I was more intrigued by the fact that he lived in a mansion. Because i watched a lot of general hospital in dynasty as a child. And so i got up that morning. Ready to go to visit the governor. My mom and my dad are also invited. Got up and we went outside but we didn't get in our car in the south. A car is a necessary thing. We don't have a lot of public transit. There aren't a lot of options. But if you're lucky enough to live in a community where you don't have a car. The only option is public transit. And that's what we had to take and so we got on the bus and we took the bus from decatur. All the way to buckhead where. The governor's mansion sat on this really beautiful acreage of land. These long black gates that ran the length of the property. We get to the governor's mansion. We pulled a lever that lets them know. This is our stop. We get off the bus. My mom my dad. And i walk across the street and we walk up the driveway because their cars coming up cars bringing students from all across the state of georgia. And so we're walking along the side and as we walk single file along the side of my mom and dad's sandwiching to make sure i don't get hit. By one of the cars bringing the other valedictorians. We approached the guard gate and we get to the guard gate. Guard comes out and he looks at me and he looks at my parents and he says you don't belong here. This is a private event. My dad says no. This is my daughter. Stacy she's one of the valedictorians but the guard doesn't look the checklist that's in his hands. He doesn't ask my mom for the invitation. That's at the bottom of her very voluminous purse instead. He looks over our shoulder at the bus because in his mind the buses telling him a story about who should be there and the fact that we were too poor to have our own car. That was a story. He told himself and he may have seen something in my skin. Color may have seen something in my attire. I don't know what went through his mind but his conclusion was to look at me again and with the look of disdain. So i told you this is a private event. You don't belong here now. My parents were studying to become united methodist ministers but they were not pastors yet and so they proceeded to engage this gentleman a very robust discussion of his decision making skills. My father may have mentioned that he was going to spend eternity in a very fiery place. If he didn't find my name on that checklist and indeed. The man checks the checklist eventually and he found my name and he led us inside. But i don't remember meeting the governor of georgia. I don't recall meeting my fellow valedictorians from one hundred and eighty school districts. The only clear memory i have of that day was a man standing in front of the most powerful place in georgia. Looking at me. And telling me i don't belong and so i decided twenty some odd years later to be the person who got to open the gates. Unfortunately you may have read. The rest of the story didn't quite work out that way and now i'm tasked with figuring out how do i move forward because you see i didn't want just open the gates for young black women who had been underestimated and told they don't belong. I wanted to open those gates for latinas for asian americans. I wanted to open those gates for the undocumented and documented. I wanted to open those gates as an ally of lgbtq community. I wanted to open those gates for the families that have to call themselves the victims of gun violence. I wanted to open those gates wide for everyone in georgia because our state and this is our nation and we all belong here. But what i recognize. The first try wasn't enough and my question became. How do i move forward. How do i get beyond the bitterness and the sadness and the lethargy and watching an inordinate amount of television as eat ice cream. What do i do next. And i'm going to do what i've always done. I'm going to move forward because going backwards is an option and standing still is not enough.

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DC police investigate after BLM sign torn, banner torched at historic Black churches after pro-Trump rallies

AP 24 Hour News

00:45 sec | 2 months ago

DC police investigate after BLM sign torn, banner torched at historic Black churches after pro-Trump rallies

"Vandals hit black churches during some pro trump rallies in Washington over the weekend. Vandals tore down the Black lives matter Banner and assigned from two historic black churches in downtown Washington and set the banner of blazes. Nighttime clashes over the weekend between pro Donald Trump supporters and counter demonstrators erupted into violence and arrests. Police say they were investigating the incidents at the Asper United Methodist Church and Metropolitan A. M E Church as potential hate crimes. Video posted on Twitter showed a group of men appearing to take down a be a limb. Sign it one church. Another video showed people pouring an accelerant on a BLM banner and setting it ablaze in the street. The incidents followed weekend rallies in support of President Donald Trump, which led to dozens of arrests, several stabbings and injuries to police officers.

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Washington DC police seeking church vandals after weekend clashes

AP 24 Hour News

00:45 sec | 2 months ago

Washington DC police seeking church vandals after weekend clashes

"Vandals hit black churches during some pro trump rallies in Washington over the weekend. Vandals tore down the Black lives matter Banner and assigned from two historic black churches in downtown Washington and set the banner of blazes. Nighttime clashes over the weekend between pro Donald Trump supporters and counter demonstrators erupted into violence and arrests. Police say they were investigating the incidents at the Asper United Methodist Church and Metropolitan A. M E Church as potential hate crimes. Video posted on Twitter showed a group of men appearing to take down a be a limb sign it one church. Another video showed people pouring an accelerant on the BLM banner and setting it ablaze in the street. The incidents followed weekend rallies in support of President Donald Trump, which led to dozens of arrests, several stabbings and injuries to police officers.

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Violence Erupts Between Trump Supporters, Counter Protesters

Morning Edition

02:15 min | 2 months ago

Violence Erupts Between Trump Supporters, Counter Protesters

"In the nation's capital are accusing the city of failing to protect black residents after a weekend of violence during a pro Trump rally. The president's supporters gathered in Washington, D. C on Saturday that repeated baseless claims that the election was quote stolen and some of them vandalize churches and attacked counter demonstrators. Hannah Shuster from our member station W A. M U has the story. Thousands of mostly mass place trump supporters from all over the country March through downtown D. C that included members of the extremist group, the proud boys. They gathered at Washington landmarks like the Washington Monument and the Supreme Court and listen to speeches from figures like conspiracy theorists Alex Jones and former national security adviser Michael Flynn. And the president's supporters erupted and cheers as he flew overhead on Marine One. Police tried to keep these crowds separate from other DC protesters, some who have been holding racial justice demonstrations for months. But as the night went on, violence broke out and dozens of people were arrested, including a 29 year old, who allegedly stabbed four people. This weekend was the second time since the election that Trump supporters rallied in DC leading to violence, although the crowd was smaller than when they gathered in mid November. At this weekend's protest Trump supporters toward down black lives matter Science from two historic black churches. Ah, video circulating online shows the crowd cheering as a banner from Asbury United Methodist Church, Burns, the church's pastor, said in a statement. The scene reminded her of a cross burning Easy. Police say they're investigating the incident as a possible hate crime in Mayor Muriel Bowser condemned it. The local activists say the police have failed to stop white supremacist violence. Here's Anthony Lorenzo Green with the D. C black lives matter Chapter. Let's be clear. Mayor in our police department allowed white supremacists to tear it out and destroyed cracking. The black church burning on the ground. He spoke from what's now called Black Lives matter, Plaza after Mayor Bowser's office had those words painted on the street in June, but local activists say her words don't mean much to them without action. For

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Washington DC police investigating church property destruction as hate crimes

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:05 min | 2 months ago

Washington DC police investigating church property destruction as hate crimes

"Officer, are recovering after a violent weekend in the district. Dozens were arrested after supporters of President Trump and counter protesters clashed Saturday night. D C. Police are now investigating the destruction of local church signs as possible hate crimes. We have team coverage now, beginning with w. T. O P S Valerie Bonk. A series of videos posted on Twitter shares a group identified as Proud Boys tearing down and burning black lives matter. Banners from local churches Asbury United Methodist Church at the corner of Haven't think a streets Northwest was one of the churches. They said in a statement that they want this to be a wake up call for all to be more vigilant and committed to anti racism. Metropolitan A M E Church on M Street said they had a sign destroyed in a similar manner. D. C. Police told wt O P that they're currently investigating these incidents as possible hate crimes. During the weekend protest. Four people, including one police officer, were stabbed and are listed in non life threatening condition. Police arrested 33 people for various offenses, including assault on a police officer riding possession of a prohibited weapon and crossing a police line. Valerie Bonked w T o p News

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Vandals hit Black churches during weekend pro-Trump rallies

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 2 months ago

Vandals hit Black churches during weekend pro-Trump rallies

"Police in the district of Columbia say they're investigating two incidents and historic black churches in downtown Washington as potential hate crimes a pro trump rally in Washington DC on Saturday devolved into violence and arrests with night time clashes between trump supporters and counter demonstrators several people were stabbed in dozens arrested vandals tore down black lives matter banners and signs from two historic black churches footage of the incident showed white men wearing ballistic vests cheering as they sprayed accelerate on a banner that had been torn from the front of the Asbury United Methodist Church pastor released a statement saying the incident was reminiscent of cross burnings and that it was painful to see the name of the church going up in flames DC police say they're seeking more information mayor Muriel Bowser decried the ACCC well organizer's with black lives matter DC criticized the mayor for allowing the attacks to happen Jennifer king Washington

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Black Lives Matter signs burned at Washington, D.C. churches; police investigate as possible hate crimes

The Boxer Show

00:36 sec | 2 months ago

Black Lives Matter signs burned at Washington, D.C. churches; police investigate as possible hate crimes

"Police investigating a possible hate crime after two black lives matters. Signs were burned on Saturday. Anthony Green, a BLM supporters says leaders in the nation's capital or the ones to blame Black Last matter, D C announces the failure. Both the mayor and her police department to stop the racist attacks by the proud boys and other white supremacist against black people, black churches and others who stand against racism. The signs belong to the answer. Very United Methodist Church and officials from another nearby church, so they were victimized by vandalism as well. It all happened during the Million Maga march when they proud boys also set upon the district,

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Washington DC Black Lives Matter organizer blames Mayor Bowser, police for allowing Saturday’s protest to turn violent

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:13 min | 2 months ago

Washington DC Black Lives Matter organizer blames Mayor Bowser, police for allowing Saturday’s protest to turn violent

"Mayor Muriel Bowser is condemning the destruction of black lives matter signs posted on downtown churches. The signs were destroyed during yesterday's pro Trump election protests. Police are investigating a series of videos posted on Twitter shares a group identified as Proud Boys tearing down and burning black lives matter. Banners from local churches Asbury United Methodist Church at the corner of 11th and K Streets north West was one of the churches. They said in a statement that they want this to be a wake up call for all to be more vigilant and committed to anti racism. Metropolitan A M E Church on M Street said they had a sign destroyed in a similar manner. DC police told wt O P that they're currently investigating these incidents as possible. Hate crimes. I woke up heartbroken meanie tailor a co organizer with Black lives matter, D C says that she believes that the area should be a safe place for them to gather. We feel the black lives matter Clouds. There should be a safe space for D. C and we should be able to get They're to demonstrate a commitment to racial racial justice. During the weekend protest. Four people, including one police officer, were stabbed and are listed in non life threatening condition. Police arrested 33 people for various offenses, including assault on a police officer riding possession of a prohibited weapon and crossing a police line.

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Vandals hit Black churches during weekend pro-Trump rallies in Washington DC

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:14 min | 2 months ago

Vandals hit Black churches during weekend pro-Trump rallies in Washington DC

"Begin with possible hate crimes stemming from those pro trump rallies in D C on Saturday has to do with church signs that were destroyed. At least two churches in D. C. Had signs destroyed during during the the pro pro Trump Trump Million Million Maga Maga march march this this weekend weekend in in a a series series of of videos videos posted posted on on Twitter. Twitter. Group Group identified identified as as Proud Proud Boys Boys can can be be seen seen tearing tearing down, down, waving waving and and burning burning black black lives lives matter banners that were hanging at local churches DC police told wt O. P that they're currently investigating these incidents as possible hate crimes. Nini Taylor, co organizer with black lives matter, D C churches were black. Last medicines were taken down and burn, and it's heartbreak him as very United Methodist Church at the corner of 11th and K Streets. Northwest was one of the churches. They said in a statement that the act was reminiscent of cross burner. Things. Metropolitan Amy Church on M Street said they had a sign destroyed in a similar manner. Taylor says the area should be a place where people can protest without violence. We feel the black lives matter plans there should be a safe space for DC During the weekend protests. Four people, including one police officer, were stabbed and are listed in non life threatening condition. Police arrested 33 people for various offenses, including assault on a police officer. Rioting, possession of a prohibited weapon and crossing a police line. Valerie Bonked w T O P News

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Arson Investigators Looking Into Fire That Destroyed Collin County Church

Eric Harley and Gary McNamara

00:30 sec | 3 months ago

Arson Investigators Looking Into Fire That Destroyed Collin County Church

"And federal arson Investigators are looking into the case of a church that burned to the ground in Collin County early Friday morning. The fire occurred it Anna United Methodist Church at around one o'clock Friday morning. Multiple fire crews from Melissa McKinney, Westminster, Western and Blue Ridge, healthy in a Fire department put the flames out. There were no injuries reported, but the fire department said the church suffered significant loss. The Collin County Arson Task Force, the Texas State Fire Marshal's office and the A. T F for investigating the cause of the fire.

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More than 96 million Americans have voted with one day to go until Election Day

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:32 min | 4 months ago

More than 96 million Americans have voted with one day to go until Election Day

"Of Americans have already voted. Millions are are going going to to the the polls polls today today to to vote vote in in that that person. person. We We begin begin our our team team coverage coverage in in Virginia. Virginia. That's That's where where polls polls open open at at six six o'clock o'clock this this morning. morning. They're They're going going to to stay stay open open until until seven seven tonight. tonight. Heavily Heavily GOP's GOP's Neal Neal Augenstein Augenstein is in Prince William County. Voting began here at six o'clock at suddenly, United Methodist Church. If you're voting in Prince William County somethings to know this year, there's a drop off box in the parking lot. If you asked for and received a mail in ballot, but didn't send it back. You can line up 6 ft apart and vote inside as usual, And this year there's curbside voting You park in the area designated for curbside. A poll worker will bring a ballot out to you to fill out and you could watch the worker scan your vote into a machine that's brought out here into the parking lot. And Prince William. Counting the Lord Constant W T o P knows w t O P is John Doman isn't Maryland this morning where the polls are opening soon, Voters can start cranking Laver's and marking ballots. It's 7 A.m. in Maryland, on top of voting for president and members of Congress, Maryland voters are being asked about changes to the state budget process in the legalization of sports betting. Each county has some referendum questions to the polls close at eight tonight and just be aware some of the normal pre things aren't going to be used this year because of Corona virus. The full list of polling places in Maryland can be found at w t o p dot com In Maryland, you can register and then vote today as well. John Dome and W T O P News.

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Georgia church splits from United Methodists over gay rights

Sports Talk with Jason and Ed

00:20 sec | 6 months ago

Georgia church splits from United Methodists over gay rights

"Says it's splitting from the United Methodist Church. Members of Asbury Memorial Church in Savannah supported leaving the denomination after a conference earlier this year in which the Methodist Church rejected LGBTQ, you inclusive practices, including same sex marriages. Congregation's pastor says the church is now officially independent.

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Va. attorney general outlines plans for police reform during discussion with faith leaders

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:41 sec | 7 months ago

Va. attorney general outlines plans for police reform during discussion with faith leaders

"Continue around the country about the role of police officers in the community and police reform. And in Virginia yesterday, faith leaders joined the discussion leadership at the right level. We don't do leadership a lot at the patrol officer or a deputy sheriff chief Kenneth Miller of the Petersburg Police Department talk during Virginian speak a dialogue on policing reform community and law enforcement in Virginia. A virtual discussion, co sponsored by the Virginia attorney general's Office and the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. He said he believes the officers on the streets are not getting the training they need actually going into communities and your problems are engaging

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New York City, Bronx Church Vandalized, Pastor Says At Least $10,000 In Damage

WGN Nightside

00:27 sec | 8 months ago

New York City, Bronx Church Vandalized, Pastor Says At Least $10,000 In Damage

"This man is facing charges of criminal damage to property for writing anti gay graffiti on a church park branches and an elevator door, according to the Daily Herald, 60 year old Joe Fu star used a market a rifle graffiti on the door, the Gary United Methodist Church in Wheaton. Elevator doors at a city parking garage and the same phrase on 10 benches of Adams Park. They did arrest him, and he has since been released on a $10,000

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US Army medical task force arrives in Houston to help fight coronavirus surge, officials say

This Morning with Gordon Deal

00:40 sec | 8 months ago

US Army medical task force arrives in Houston to help fight coronavirus surge, officials say

"To to help help local local hospitals hospitals struggling struggling to to keep keep up up with with the the recent recent rise rise in in cases. cases. Dr Dr David David Per, Per, says says it'll it'll soon soon begin begin transferring transferring patients patients to an empty wing and United Methodist medicals are United Memorial Medical Center and set up another facility in the Willowbrook area. We're getting some support to open up 1/3 medical resort and the medical resorts remind you is a nursing home that has been vacated and is similar used to take care of patients who have been hospitalized and are improving and just aren't quite ready to go home. The city of Houston reported an additional 1500 positive cases over the weekend and eight additional death springing the city's death toll to 277. Thie, owner of Houston seen Arnold's brewing

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In metro Atlanta, Easter and Passover observations go digital

Kilmeade and Friends

00:40 sec | 11 months ago

In metro Atlanta, Easter and Passover observations go digital

"On this Good Friday many churches around the metro area are working to plan a very different Easter Sunday service than they've ever had to do before needless to say I think Sunday will be a very strange Easter associate pastor Joseph Breyer with Decatur's Oak Grove United Methodist tells me the online video service for this Sunday for calling elements from Palm Sunday last year from Easter last year sense of the whole choir put together ahead of time to release on the church Facebook page and YouTube channel McBrayer says for for the the the Oak Oak Oak Grove Grove Grove congregation congregation congregation even even even though though though it it it may may may be be be awhile awhile awhile until until until I I I can can can experience experience experience that that that in in in person person person again again again it it it gives gives gives them them them a a a taste taste taste of of of that that that sense sense sense of of of belonging belonging belonging after after after trade trade trade gets gets gets ninety ninety ninety five five five point point point five five five W. S. B.

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