Author Archives: Earl J. Griffin, Sr.
Valuing AARP Members
I want to take a moment to encourage you all and remind you of the incredible value you bring to society. Each and every one of you has a wealth of knowledge, experience, and wisdom that is invaluable to those around you. Your contributions to your communities and families are immeasurable, and youContinue reading “Valuing AARP Members”
A Caution about Ambition in the Kingdom
Mark 10:35-45 35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. “Teacher,” they said, “we want you to do for us whatever we ask.” 36 “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. 37 They replied, “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in yourContinue reading “A Caution about Ambition in the Kingdom”
Religion vs Liberation
Religion focuses on an individual relationship with God. It can be exclusive without remorse. Liberation is community focused. It must not be exclusionary. Every member of the community has a role. Individuals fight to be part of a religion and mistake membership for liberation. Religion enslaves. Liberation frees
Defeating the Spirit of Medusa
In the movie Clash of the Titans (1981/2010), Perseus has to defeat the evil spirit of Medusa. She is a deformed, grotesque figure with a snakelike body and a head with snakelike braids made like unto winding tree roots. But her power is not in her snakelike body nor her winnowing locks. Her power isContinue reading “Defeating the Spirit of Medusa”
Possibly Positively Possible
All things are possible, positively. But what’s possible remains impossible without the necessary corresponding action. Without planning, realistic goals, organization of ideas and execution of plans nothing possible will manifest.
The Church Leading the World Through the Pandemic
Rev. Dr. Earl J. Griffin, Sr. Printed Text: Mark 10:42-45 42 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoeverContinue reading “The Church Leading the World Through the Pandemic”
The Issue of Merging Churches
Introduction Hello, my name is Earl J. Griffin, Sr. I am a candidate for Bishop in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. I am asking you to pray, contribute and vote for me at the General Conference in June 2022. By way of introduction let me say that I am the President, Connectional Presiding Elder’s Council,Continue reading “The Issue of Merging Churches“
The dialogue was intense, enlightening, and revealing. Mom listened to both her sons and their thanksgiving guests. This type conversation hadn’t happened in such a long time. Breakthroughs in consciousness occurring were occurring. The phone rang. Would dare intrude into this sacred space. Dad, we’re having a serious conversation so get straight to the point.Continue reading “Divine Intervention”
Three Dependable Promises
Jesus promised his presence, his power, and his peace. They are all available through the Holy Spirit.