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Category: Mimsy Jones

On being led

‘What led you to become a Deacon?’ is a question I’ve been asked frequently since my ordination in 1994. Sometimes I wonder if it’s a polite way of asking, ‘what possessed you?’ but more often than not the question is genuine and leads to some great discussions.  “I never saw a burning bush; that’s for sure!” is my usual reply, because my process toward ordination did not begin dramatically. The closest I ever came to a ‘burning bush’ was one day when my stomach turned flips as I sat in my... Read More
Posted by Robyn Banks at Monday, June 1, 2015
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Lenten Preaching: ‘Transformation for both the preacher and the congregation’

by Mimsy Deacon, Archdeacon “Watching a preacher climb into the pulpit is a lot like watching a tightrope walker climb onto the platform as the drum roll begins,” writes Barbara Brown Taylor. 1 If anyone knows how a preacher feels climbing into the pulpit, it’s Barbara Taylor, who many of us got to know when she regularly visited Memphis for the Lenten Preaching Series. We got to know her for two reasons: she came here often - perhaps ten years in a row - but also we got to know her because we... Read More
at Thursday, January 15, 2015
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