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A Prayer to Abolish the Death Penalty --Sister Helen Prejean

God of Compassion, You let your rain fall on the just and the unjust. Expand and deepen our hearts so that we may love as You love, even those among us who have caused the greatest pain by taking life. For there is in our land a great cry for vengeance as we fill up death rows and kill the killers in the name of justice, in the name of peace.
Jesus, our brother, you suffered execution at the hands of the state but you did not let hatred overcome you. Help us to reach out to victims of violence so that our enduing love may help them heal. Holy Spirit of God, You strengthen us in the struggle for justice. Help us to work tirelessly for the abolition of state-sanctioned death and to renew our society in its very heart so that violence will be no more. Amen.
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Jim MercurioLord, in your mercy hear our prayers...10 hours ago   ·  6
Charlene Smith-StewartHear our prayer!!9 hours ago
Lauren Chance BoydYes7 hours ago
Cindy WoodAmen.10 hours ago
Susan TerryAmen.9 hours ago

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John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement, died this day in 1791. On his death bed, he is said to have sung the words of this hymn, "I'll praise my Maker while I've breath" by Isaac Waats:

"I'll praise my Maker while I've breath;
and when my voice is lost in death,
praise shall employ my nobler powers.
My days of praise shall ne'er be past,
while life, and thought, and being last,
or immortality endures.

Happy are they whose hopes rely
on Israel's God, who made the sky
and earth and seas, with all their train;
whose truth for ever stands secure,
who saves the oppressed and feeds the poor,
for none shall find God's promise vain.

The Lord supports the fainting mind
and sends the laboring conscience peace.
God helps the stranger in distress,
the widow and the fatherless,
and grants the prisoner sweet release."
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Mary Ann McDonald SwensonI have been in the room there where he died. No way they could get all those people in there!12 hours ago   ·  4
Eve HamiltonLove it!!!! Thanks for the post9 hours ago
Revd Jarel Robinson-BrownJohn Wesley - Ora Pro Nobis.10 hours ago
Cecelia WhitfieldThank you for sharing14 hours ago
David AlfordLest not forget!13 hours ago
Millette ArnoldThanks for refreshing our history Pastor14 hours ago
Dorothy Metcalfethis was My Mums Favourite hymn, she chose it for her funeral.4 hours ago
Lillian IversenLiv Berit Carlsen - finnes denne salmen på norsk, tro?3 hours ago

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Celebrating National Read Across America Day and the birth of Dr. Seuss whose books and stories continue to teach children and adults alike to love a little bigger and more creatively. ... See MoreSee Less

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Susan Thompson SchaffnerIt's from The Lorax.17 hours ago   ·  2
Susie Fullen BondDidn't know that Dr. Seuss quote till today - but love it!17 hours ago   ·  1
Dianne MoreheadThe lorax is my favorite! A sneed is something everyone needs.10 hours ago
Maggie GillespieLove13 hours ago
Ruth GrenellHow true, how true!10 hours ago
Lundi DougsdottirMy sister, who may not have heard of FB, was in federal court -- EPA was sue-ing San Diego-- and the Judge said, "This reminds me of Horton Hears a Who." She had to go buy the book immediately. Love Dr. Seuss. BTW, he live in San Diego.13 hours ago
Sheree KachnicI absolutely love this quote - so true!!!14 hours ago
Sharon Goodlett Hicks...my five year old grandaughters read Dr Seuss books Jan Weatherwax Roberts which causes tons of giggles :))16 hours ago   ·  1

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"After my change of heart for full #LGBTQ inclusion, people asked 'What book were you using coming up w those sinful ideas?!"
I said "THIS. BOOK."

- Dr. Steve Harper, former Asbury Theological Seminary Orlando VP

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Jill Hardt ZundelProud to be an Asbury Grad for a change!3 days ago   ·  6
Bill MeffordSo proud of this as a 2 time Asbury grad, blessed by his words and his heart-felt journey2 days ago   ·  4
Dwayne LittleThe Holy Bible condemns it! The Bible does not change!2 days ago   ·  4
Jack HarnishI'm a double-dipped Asburian, graduated from the seminary with Steve. I am not so sure that the Asbury institutions are as proud of Steve as some of the rest of us are. Give him the credit for his journey and his courage.2 days ago   ·  4
Rick FlournoyI find it disheartening to see so many moved by Hollywood's glorification of a lifestyle that God's Word calls "an abomination." :(1 day ago   ·  3
Vivian CollinsWe are all made in the likeness of God, of our universe. Thank you for following the gospel of Christ in paving the way for all expressions of life.2 days ago   ·  2
Kevin HudsonWow! Times are changing. Love this!3 days ago   ·  2
Wes BrownThis is not the Bible, it is taking away from the whole, which is heresy!1 day ago   ·  2
Tedi Reynolds Ballou ZimmermannNice to be able to admit I graduated Asbury College and Seminary when we have men like Steve stepping up and standing for love and mercy. I'm glad I know you, Steve!!1 day ago   ·  1
Fauniel ClawsonThe audio seems to be cutting in and out - what he actually said was "What book were you reading when you got these ideas put into your head?" :)2 days ago   ·  1
Raleigh RichterIt seems to me that compromise is like sin- it will keep you longer than you wanted to stay, take you deeper than you wanted to go, and cost you more than you wanted to stay. - are we just compromising on what God's word actually says1 day ago   ·  1
Carl SansoucyHe was awesome!11 hours ago
Dawn LiphartHe was and is powerful!12 hours ago
Heath Adam AckleyMe, too, Dr. Harper, :) Amen.1 day ago
Nancy FrankGod is definitely moving at Asbury!3 days ago
Tammy EstepBravo, dr Harper!1 day ago
Tucker Anderson LewisFunny thing how Many of you see Steve differently now.1 day ago
Jad DenmarkWhat a gifted and blessed servant of God!!! Thank you Steve Harper.3 days ago   ·  4
Edwin Rowepowerful words and wittness. It was wonderful to be with you Steve I look forward to working with you in the furture. We will talk again soon.7 hours ago
Laralee DeHartAmen Dr. Steve Harper!3 days ago   ·  4

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