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March 16th, 2014 by Joel Watts

Final thoughts after the Revival

The Immaculate Conception

The Immaculate Conception (Photo credit: Lawrence OP)

I used the REB, clutched my rosary tightly, and preached about prevenient grace this morning. Friday, I preached of inspiration and Tradition while on Saturday, I preached about Grace and how it is out of proportion to sin. All while holding my rosary, speaking of Wesley, and hoping no one would run me out of town. This morning, as I set through the hymns and such, I prayed the rosary’s prayer, prayed to St. Mark and the three St. Johns (the Evangelist, the Damascene, and the Cross) and made mention to Brother John.

I’ll post the sermons this week and two videos, I believe.

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Joel Watts
Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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4 Responses to “Final thoughts after the Revival”
  1. Please, don’t get the preacher bug, Mr. Watts. Keep your bugswatter handy and stay the good teacher you are.

    • That’s the thing, CB – in these small churches, and in the UMC tradition, it is going to be called “preaching.” I prefer lecture, but…

      • It’s only a lecture if the audience gets to ask questions at the end. Although that brings up an interesting point of view. If, at the end of each sermon, the audience gets to ask questions of the preacher, perhaps we would have more carefully thought-out sermons. (Of course, I am thinking of fundamentalists sermons, only). UMC sermons have no such problems! No, really!

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