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These are the pictures I took over the weekend, all on my iPhone. The first two are from Lichterman Nature Center near my house in Memphis. As often as I can, I get out there and hike. It is my place of sabbath. . This one if from my yard... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at George Welty
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Best Thing I Saw This Weekend: It was easily @UMBCAthletics twitter account. In case you were living under a rock this weekend, the University of Maryland Baltimore County upset Virginia becoming the first sixteen seed to defeat a one seed in men’s NCAA tourney history. The experience was heightened if... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at George Welty
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Elmina Slave Castle in Ghana (This is the text of the sermon I delivered on January 21, 2018. As well as anything, it sums up my thoughts on the story of Jonah, going to Haiti and Ghana, as well as my thoughts on some of the things recently said by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at George Welty
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"And down the brown brick spine of some dirty blind alley All those drain pipes are drippin' out the last Sons Of Thunder While off in the distance the smoke stacks Were belching back this city's best answer" This is my favorite verse, of my favorite Rich Mullins song. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at George Welty
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Canaanite Woman's Daughter - James Tissot This past Sunday I preached on Jesus' interactions in Matthew 15. I usually don't post a full text version of my sermon, but because of the thoughts on the events in Charlottesville, NC last weekend, I thought it might be good to put it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at George Welty
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This is a long speech. But, In my humble opinion the best speech in American history. Delivered on July 5th, 1952 to an audience of New York abolitionists, this speech encapsulates the zeitgeist of the mid 19th century abolition movement, and makes a beautiful case for freedom. More than the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at George Welty
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In 2003 Derek Webb released his first solo album, She Must And Shall Go Free. For the decade prior, Derek had been in the band, Caedmon’s Call. My friend, Rob Williamson turned me on to the album. Rob was a huge Caedmon’s fan, and thought I would like the theme... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at George Welty
The one in which Tristan Harris compares our phones to a slot machine. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at George Welty
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Some of my favorite memories of my time in Ghana are the hot/sweaty Vacation Bible School programs at the village schools. So much fun. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at George Welty
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Over the past year I have enjoyed getting to know some of the works of Richard Rohr. He is a fantastic resource for doing the difficult work of the soul. I thought I’d post a few links to some Richard Rohr Resources. You can explore them when you have time.... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at George Welty
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Several have asked if they could listen to my sermons. I only preach at Saint John's once a month, but I'm still amazed they let someone who is not Episcopalian preach that often. Just a note, my normal time preaching is about 25-30 minutes. At Saint John's, the sermons are... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at George Welty
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40 years ago today I got the best birthday present I could ask for. A dad and three sisters. The picture is of me and my papa walking mom down the aisle to give her away to a man who has become my real dad in every way I can... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at George Welty
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I have to admit, eighteen years ago today was the hardest day of my life. My son had been born the day before, and it's the day we found out that he had Tetralogy of Fallot, a complex heart defect requiring several surgeries and a lifetime of doctors’ appointments, hospital... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at George Welty
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I have to admit, I grew up thinking that everyone who disagreed with me about scriptural things was also disagreeing with the bible. This didn’t feel like arrogance as much as it was the natural result of what I was taught. Everything was riding on our precision. We had to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at George Welty
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[The following is a speech I gave last night at the Christian School Administrators Conference. It was so good to spend some time with those inspirational leaders.] I am fully convinced that for too long too many Christian school administrators have made the successes and failures of their schools too... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at George Welty
Some of my best friends through the years are some sort of contractors. Even though I’ve never had any discernible talent in building things, I have always admired those who do and have put myself as often as possible in their path. Around the house I’ve always been more of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at George Welty
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