James McJunkin Jr. Blog

A Deadly Pit

Matthew 15:14 -18 14 Leave them; they are blind guides.[d] If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.” 15 Peter said, “Explain the parable to us.” 16 “Are you still so dull?” Jesus asked them. 17 “Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the...

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Questions of Faith and Responsibility

An excerpt from the pastoral letter of Rev. Dr. James E. McJunkin, Jr. Questions based on Luke 18: 1-9 Will we ignore the plight and the plea for justice from the most vulnerable in our society or will we help to bind the wounds? In what ways are we able to identify...

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Partnership Required!!

Some thirty-four years ago I answered the call to serve the churches of the Philadelphia Baptist Association (PBA). I was pleased to leave my home in Cleveland Ohio to staff the community outreach and public witness emphasis of the PBA. The ministry models that have...

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About Race

Dear Colleagues and Friends: When the pain of oppression forced deep within the collective psyche can no longer be contained its spontaneous combustion drives quakes and aftershocks across society. I am reminded that when a volcano erupts no one gets to determine the...

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Protest

Dear Colleagues: This national and global phenomenon is complex and difficult to understand. When the pain of oppression forced deep within the collective psyche can no longer be contained its spontaneous combustion drives quakes and aftershocks across society. I am...

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A Public Statement of the Philadelphia Baptist Association

A Public Statement of the Philadelphia Baptist Association We are the oldest continuing community of Baptist Believers in the United States of America founded in 1707.  We continue our tradition of speaking out and providing service in times of national crisis....

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Stand Up

Matthew 8:1-27 Follow me and let the dead bury their own dead. The Gospel of Matthew Chapter 8 has powerful message for believers. It tells a story of Jesus, the miracle working healer. Jesus heals a man with leprosy. Jesus said, “be clean” and the man was healed....

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Go and Wake Jesus

This day I feel like the disciples of Jesus must have felt while on that boat in the Sea of Galilee.  You remember the evening when the big storm came up.  They felt threatened.  They said to themselves, let’s go find him and wake him up.  Just ask him if he cares and...

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Peace Be Still

Peace Be Still This public health crisis, this pandemic, is beyond our control Lives are at risk all around the world May the best in each of us, fiercely protect the other Peace be still, may your peace steady our hearts this day May we walk by faith, through this...

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