The Bishop's Blog
A reflection on the renewal of our lives as disciples of Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit.
A Baccalaureate Sermon given at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida on April 26, 2013
A prayer offered by Bishop Ken Carter on the steps of the State Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Tallahassee, Florida.
A reflection on remaining on the spiritual path in difficult seasons of life.
A statement of core values that reflects our desire to strengthen God's mission in Florida through appointments of elders, deacons and local pastors to ministries across our annual conference.
Thoughts on the meaning of imposition of ashes in a culture of death, and why we need the gospel.
A way to read scripture each day, with brief commentary, encouragement and guidance.
Bishop Carter's response upon receiving the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Bethune Cookman University.
A sermon taken from Ephesians 2. 1-16, and preached at the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church on November 6, 2012.
On Reformation Day, we give thanks for the gift of the Holy Scriptures and our access to them.
As we anticipate the United States Presidential election, I invite you to use this prayer in your personal devotional life and in congregational worship, on either October 28 or November 4.
What does it mean to be spiritual or religious, and what does this have to do with how we encounter God in our daily lives?
In the bishop's installation sermon, preached on September 15, 2012, we discover three core experiences at the heart of the Christian life, and found in John 15: a friendship with Jesus (connection); love for each other (communion) and bearing fruit in the world (calling).
First thoughts as we begin life together as bishop and annual conference