Articles

    A Word About The Class Of 2021
    05.25.21 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

    By the end of the month, half of our grandchildren will have graduated from high school. It was over 26 years ago that our first grandchild was born. My wife and I had three boys. My father was one of eight children with six of them being boys...

      Generations and Life Expectancy
      05.18.21 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

      Thanks to increased longevity and medical science, we now have five living generations on my wife’s side of the family. Once upon a time, not so long ago, life spans were much shorter. In 1949, life expectancy for males was 65.2 and 70.7...

        An Essay And A Flower
        05.11.21 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

        “How did you get started in writing? Were you an English major?” The question came from a young person a few years ago. I don’t know that I consider myself a writer, although I have penned a weekly opinion column for over 24...

          Winners and Losers
          05.05.21 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

          There are winners and losers, according to the most recent census reports. The congressional representation for the House of Representatives is based on population and that population is determined by the U. S. Census. CNN has reported that...

            Meek vs. Weak
            04.28.21 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

            Over the years, I have consistently received a certain type of criticism. Not that it is the only category of criticism that has come my way—but this particular one has been a regular occurrence throughout the years. The origin of it is...

              A Positive Benefit of Aging
              04.20.21 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

              I have recently entered a new phase of my life. My wife and I are great-grandparents. I can no longer fool myself into believing that I am in “late middle-age.” Someone once said that, “60 is the new 40.” Well, I am a...

                Change is Hard
                04.13.21 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

                 read someone once that, after a pastor has been in a church for five years, 15% of the congregation are ready for a change. It’s nothing personal, and these folks may actually love their pastor. However, that 15% of the people tend to...

                  AN AFTERNOON AT MARIMAC LAKES
                  04.06.21 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

                  Last weekend, four events converged at roughly the same time. First, we completed one year, plus a month, of the pandemic. Secondly, the season of Lent, always a challenging time, came to a close Saturday. Thirdly, the holiest, most celebrative...

                    Covid-19: One Year Later
                    03.30.21 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

                    It’s been just over a year since the world and the nation changed with the emergence of the coronavirus. Certainly every aspect of the nation’s society was affected, including the faith communities both large and small. George Barna...

                      The Atlanta Massage Parlor Killings
                      03.24.21 | Diocesan | by Bishop David Epps

                       was out of town when a man killed eight women who worked in a massage parlor. Because I was in intensive meetings, I didn’t see or hear about the murders through news for several days. It may be that I do not yet understand all that...

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