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Those Who Make Things Happen

2014 November 22

Bishop David EppsArticle by BISHOP DAVID EPPS

“What a beautiful service!” “This night was so inspirational and meaningful.” “Everything about tonight was wonderful!” These comments, and more, were spoken to me last Sunday evening following a service of ordination. The individual who was being ordained began a process some five years ago, including the earning of a three-year Master of Divinity degree. As the bishop for Georgia and Tennessee for our denomination, I was the one who ordained him. But I was not the one who made everything so meaningful and inspirational.

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Mighty Men

2014 November 19

Bishop Epps (Cropped)Bishop David Epps

The Cathedral of Christ the King
Feast of All Saints
November 2, 2014

Sermon Link: Standing on Shoulders

Standing on Shoulders

2014 November 17

Bishop Epps (Cropped)Bishop David Epps

The Cathedral of Christ the King
Feast of All Saints
November 2, 2014

Sermon Link: Standing on Shoulders

FINE or F.I.N.E.?

2014 November 16

Bishop David EppsArticle by BISHOP DAVID EPPS

A few years ago, a clergy friend gave me a phone call. I answered and said, “Hello?” He said, “Hey Father David, it’s Kurt. The Lord has had you on my mind all day and I’ve been praying for you. How are you doing?” I responded, “Hey Kurt. I’m fine, thanks!” A long moment of silence followed before he replied, “Well, that’s just a $%&! lie. The Lord wouldn’t have had me praying for you all day if you were fine! Unless F.I.N.E. stands for Frustrated, Insecure, Neurotic, and Exhausted!” Taken aback, I thought about what he said and responded, “I guess, in that case, I’m F.I.N.E.”

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The Mercy Place

2014 November 15
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Bishop Epps (Cropped)Bishop David Epps

The Cathedral of Christ the King
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
October 26, 2014

Sermon Link: The Mercy Place

Thank A Veteran

2014 November 8
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Thank You VeteransArticle by BISHOP DAVID EPPS

Veterans Day is just a few days away. While Memorial Day calls to remembrance the soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who died in the service of their country, Veterans Day commemorates all military veterans. A generation or two past, to be a veteran was a thing expected. Because of the military draft, a large number of American men put in their two years or more of service to the country. In my own neighborhood, only two young men did not go to the military. One had a heart condition; the other was responsible for the care of his mother who was suffering from cancer. Everyone else either enlisted or was drafted.

The volunteer military changed all of that. Now, to be in the military, one has to pursue, apply, and be tested. Only then may one be admitted to the ranks. Whether drafted or enlisted, the nation honors and appreciates those who serve or have served. It wasn’t always so, of course. read more…

Big Stone Gap

2014 November 5

Big Stone Gap

Article by BISHOP DAVID EPPS

Some months ago, I came across an article about an upcoming movie, “Big Stone Gap.” The movie is to feature Ashley Judd and Whoopi Goldberg in key roles. Based on a novel of the same name, the author is Adriana Trigiani who grew up in the real life town of Big Stone Gap, Virginia. The book centers around the life of the main character, Ava Maria Mulligan. I was intrigued because Big Stone Gap is only about 35 miles across the state line from Kingsport, Tennessee where I grew up.

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