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Lend Your Support to the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act of 2018.

Please follow the links in this article to learn more about the crisis of the Rohingya and sign the petition for Senator Mitch McConnell.

01.01.70
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Next Steps -by Mark J.

During the summer, we will be offering "Next Steps."  It will provide a way to follow-up from the previous Sunday's theme with a very specific course of action.  These steps might invite further reading and study, or introduce and teach a welcoming and deepening spiritual practice, or suggest a change in behavior, to join a plan of service or to set in motion a specific way to offer a helping hand to someone in need.

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Beyond Thoughts and Prayers - Part Two -by Mark J.

A few constructive suggestions in addition to "Thoughts and Prayers" for responsible gun safety

06.23.00
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Beyond Thoughts and Prayers -by Mark J.

A Prayer of Lament and Hope for Our Despondent Spirits 

The following is a prayer I offered tonight at our regular Wednesday night prayer in light of the horrific, disturbing and far too often school shootings, this time closer to home at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky.  This prayer is influenced by language offered by my friend and colleague, Rabbi David Wirtschafter, whose Facebook post became a launching pad for my own meditations.  May we all (Jews, Christians and all persons of goodwill) work, work, work beyond our prayers and for a better and safer tomorrow.   A future post will highlight actual action steps.

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Running Well -by Mark J.

An unknown runner inspires a preacher on vacation with a one word sermon.

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My Letter to the Lexington Cemetery Board

Early next week the Lexington Cemetery Board will consider the recommendation from the Lexington City Council to relocate the controversial statues at Cheapside to the Cemetery.  Here's the letter I sent to the board in support of this action.  Please pray for wisdom, compassion and fairness to undergird all decisions that guide the peace and well-being of our city.

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An Advent Invitation to Bible Reading

As we begin the new church year and celebrate the First Sunday of Advent, I invite you to be a part of an exciting and helpful resource to take a deeper journey with your knowledge and experience of the Bible.

The goal is to provide resources to make Bible reading more "insightful, practical and transformative." Each course features 3-6 video lectures from 5-7 minutes in length.  The presenters are from a rich ecumenical community of modern and moderate scholarship mostly from Baptist, Episcopal, Methodist and Presbyterian traditions.  

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Donate to Louisiana Flood Relief

Offer your help to the victims of flood damage.

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We Stand Together and Speak as One

Today's joint statement on the racial tensions gripping our country in the wake of recent events.

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The God Who Suffers (and Delivers) 2016 LENT THEME

Join us for Worship every Sunday in Lent at 11 a.m. starting February 14 where we will focus on the theme of seeking and relying on God's presence during times of trial and crisis.  

06.23.00
Central Baptist Church