Into the Unknown

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As I shared with you last Sunday, I somehow accidentally (or perhaps providentially) rented Frozen II last week. The movie’s signature song is “Into the Unknown.” What an apropos phrase to describe what we are all going through right now! We are in unknown and uncharted territory, experiencing an event that very well may alter how we go about our … Read More

A Letter to Trinity

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Trinity Family, In light of the guidelines issued yesterday by both the federal government and Dallas County officials, all activities at Trinity UMC are cancelled for the next two weeks. In two weeks time we will reassess if further closure is necessary. We will still be broadcasting live on Facebook for the next two Sundays at 11:00 am. I will … Read More

Jihad for Jesus

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This Sunday we will be winding up our sermon series “Are We Sure We Want to Talk About That?” Our sermon will be entitled “Jihad for Jesus.” We will explore how Christians should relate to those who practice other faiths.We will also be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, not only with our St. Patrick’s Day potluck, but we will also be … Read More

“Are We Sure We Want to Talk About This?” Sermon Series Continues

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Even under the best of circumstances it can be difficult to talk about race. Last Sunday we examined how our inability to discern the vestiges of racism in our own hearts hinder the conversation. This coming Sunday will be exploring what it means to be “politically correct” and a Christian. Choosing the right words these days can sometimes feel like … Read More

Black & Blue

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Where were you on that Thursday evening back in 2016 when five Dallas area police officers were gunned down while patrolling the Black Lives Matter demonstration in downtown Dallas? How did you react? What did you feel? Does the thought of that night still cause you sadness? Does it still make you angry? The events of July 7, 2016 revealed … Read More

Looking Forward to Lent

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The season of Lent will soon be upon us. It will begin with Ash Wednesday on February 26 and continue for forty days (excluding Sundays) until we celebrate the resurrection of Christ on Easter morning (April 12). Historically Lent was a time of fasting and preparation for the baptism of new converts on Easter morning. It has evolved into a … Read More

What Can the Church Offer in an Election Year

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Every four years our society goes through the gauntlet of an election year. Not only do we elect our nation’s president, but a slew of other leaders as well. Often the makeup of boards and committees turns over on the quadrennium. To add to the spectacle, we host the summer olympics (and we used to try to pry in the … Read More

Remembering the Holocaust

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Last Monday was Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this day we remember not only the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis, but the other five million human beings who were also slaughtered in the death camps. Eleven million people—each one a child of God, created in God’s image. Yet so were the Nazis. So was Hitler. All of them were … Read More

Trashing God’s Good Gifts

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By awesome deeds you answer us with deliverance, O God of our salvation… You visit the earth and water it, you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide the people with grain, for so you have prepared it. You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth. … Read More

Prayer Is an Art; Art Is Prayer

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On Sunday our choir director Wesley McCall will deliver our message on the 150th psalm. This psalm is a celebration of music as praise. In this psalm we are encouraged to utilize every musical instrument at our disposal to offer up praise. Indeed everything that breathes should praise the Lord! Music, as well as other arts, can be a source … Read More