Author Archives: Brad Scott

About Brad Scott

A pastor, husband, father, a sinner saved by grace.

Labor Day: Celebration of Working People

As flags go up around the town where I’m living in 2018 in Georgia, I can’t help but reflect on the people who raised me and the work ethic they exhibited. Labor Day is a good excuse to celebrate them. … Continue reading

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The Woman Who Stabbed Her Brother and Packed It Off On Her Husband

Papaw Scott tried to warn me. He said, “if you keep poking around up the family tree, you might find something you don’t want to know.” Which, can I be honest? It just made me poke around all the more. … Continue reading

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Holston and the Methodist Mission to the Cherokees

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Originally posted on Holston Conference Historical Society:
For some time we have been hearing about work that happened quite some time ago in the region we call Holston, among an early people group known as the Cherokee people. ?The Reverend…

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Places I’ve Lived: North Tazewell, Virginia

After my wife and I married in 1992, we worked to build up the churches where I was at that time, Belfast and Midway UMC near Cedar Bluff, Virginia.  Around the end of 1993 I began to sense that it … Continue reading

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Places I’ve Lived: Paint Lick, VA

Back in 1989 I was appointed to the  Belfast-Midway Charge in the Tazewell District of the Holston Conference.  My first appointment out of seminary, it was my first charge as a pastor, and I was given the reigns of two … Continue reading

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Places I’ve Lived: Belfast, Virginia

The itineracy of the United Methodist Church requires us to go and live in places where the churches are located to which we are appointed by the bishop of our annual conference.  My first itineracy was to a place that … Continue reading

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What Do You Do with a DNA Test?

Some genealogists I have contacted over the years have begged me to succumb to the request to do a DNA test.  I resisted for a long time.  I’m still not entirely sure I believe the supposed science involved.  For a … Continue reading

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