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Yesterday we celebrated Independence Day, observing the day the Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch of Britain, King George III, and were now united, free, and independent states. It got me thinking about what it means to be independent. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary to be independent means not to be subject to control by others, or self-governing. It can also… Read More

Davis Chapel at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity Photo Credit:  The Wake Forest University School of Divinity On April 2 I lead the Wake Forest University School of Divinity in a worship service commemorating Maundy Thursday.  Below is my sermon and post-communion prayer from that service. The story of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet takes the place of the Last Supper narratives found in Matthew, Mark, and Luke.   For reasons… Read More