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Archive for August, 2008

Over the next two weeks, as Bishop G. Lindsey Davis ends his 12-year tenure as the episcopal leader of the North Georgia Conference, MethodistThinker.com will offer a retrospective — in the bishop’s own words. On Sept. 8, 1996, at his Service of Installation, Bishop Davis spoke about “The Role of a Bishop.” The following is [...]

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The platform committee of the U.S. Democratic Party has released its proposed plank on abortion and unintended pregnancies: The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v Wade and a woman’s right to choose a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay, and we oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine [...]

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From Bishop Mike Watson‘s column in the Aug. 15 Wesleyan Christian Advocate: Georgia is a very special place. Georgia was the American home of the founders of Methodism, John and Charles Wesley. Now Georgia is home to nearly 500,000 United Methodists — more than the entire Western Jurisdiction. Georgia has some of the strongest United [...]

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From “Monday Morning in North Georgia,” an e-publication of the North Ga. Conference: Jennifer and I are thrilled that Bishop Mike and Margaret Watson are coming to North Georgia to provide leadership for this annual conference that we have grown to love so much…. Mike comes to you after eight years of service in South [...]

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Former North Georgia pastor and district superintendent Warren Lathem is the co-author with Dan Dunn of a new book titled, Preaching for a Response: Leading New Believers into Spiritual Maturity (Bristol House). A good friend of mine, writer Beverly Varnado, has this to say about it: I know first hand the effects of Dr. Lathem’s [...]

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Bishop Mike Watson, newly assigned to the North Georgia Conference after serving eight years in South Georgia, comments on his new assignment in an e-mail to the Wesleyan Christian Advocate, the newspaper of the North and South Georgia Conferences. Margaret and I deeply love the people, churches, and ministries of South Georgia…. Our eight years [...]

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