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Help Jason Fund His UMC Candidacy

by Jason Hess on September 12, 2015

In December of 2014 I began the process of seeking entrance into the Candidacy program of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. I’ve embarked on this adventure in hopes of eventually becoming a Licensed Local Pastor. That said, I’d like to extend the opportunity for you to partner with me on this journey. [click to continue…]

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Finish Line Review – Day 30 of 30(40)

by Jason Hess on December 14, 2014

Today is the end of the 30(40) Days of Blogging.

While I could press on for the ten extra credit days I’m not going to. That said, I’ll probably take a break from blogging until after the New Year. I’m grateful for the readership, and the comments over this past month…thank you!

To close out the challenge I’m going to borrow from day fifteen and present a few highlights. [click to continue…]

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Finding Home – Day 29 of 30(40)

December 13, 2014
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Back in 2010 I wrote a post, The Great Church Search, which to this day is one of my most read posts. I was fortunate enough to have it run a few other blogs as well (see the page ‘Jason Hess, CJ’ in the header). Blogs that have a much higher readership than eckSermonator. Basically […]

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Cowboy Poetry – Day 28 of 30(40)

December 12, 2014
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This past year while listening to NPR I was introduced to the wonderful world of cowboy poetry. On this particular show, Here & Now, the host was speaking with Gail Steiger, a cowboy poet. Since the broadcast I actually picked up the digital download of his album, The Romance of Western Life. I’ve really enjoyed […]

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Racism and the Church – Day 27 of 30(40)

December 11, 2014
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I firmly believe that the most powerful force to challenge racism in America is the local church and once mobilized…things will begin to change. When the Sunday worship hour stops being the most segregated time…things will begin to change. When churches begin to invite leaders of different racial groups to speak from their pulpits on […]

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The Christmas Church Service – Day 26 of 30(40)

December 10, 2014
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Yesterday I saw the above image on an Orthodox priest’s facebook page. Though I usually don’t take part in these debates it got me thinking about my own Christmas tradition when it relates to attending a church service. Not to long ago I would blow off the idea of attending either a Christmas Eve or […]

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