Another Crisis

Wall Street's Financial Crisis is not the only one in the world.The last six weeks have seen a wave of anti-Christian violence in the Indian state of Orissa. Here's a hint of what's been happening, courtesy of www.barnabasfund.org.:Hindu extremist violence against the...

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Still A Vice President’s Husband

I have posted before on Julie's job in sales management with Kinetic Concepts, Inc., a San Antonio-based medical device firm.She's at it again. Not too long ago she received yet another promotion, this one from Regional Vice President of Sales to Divsion Vice...

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Forgetting What I Remember

I have posted before on the process of preaching without notes.While I wouldn't do it any other way, it does have its pitfalls.This past Sunday, for example, I knew that I was forgetting something late in the sermon. Because I remember things based on where they are...

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“I Can’t Believe I’m Gonna Say This!”

I like sermons in which I have some things I'm a little bit scared to say.And when I'm giving that sermon in which I have some things I'm a bit scared to say and I am approaching the time in the sermon when it's time to say them, inside I'm like "I can't believe I'm...

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Just Do It

It's more than a Nike slogan.It's what you should do when you know of someone going through grief or recovering from illness.In those situations we usually say, "Just let me know if I can do anything for you." Or we ask, "Is there anything I can do?"But people going...

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Credible Communication

Quick: which of these animals is more likely to kill you?A SHARK A DEERAnswer: The deer is more likely to kill you. Actually, it's 300 times more likely to kill you via a collision with your car than a shark is through, uh, consumption in the ocean.That's a true...

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Check This Out

We used this video to introduce Week One of Oddballs:It reinforced the words of Peter: "be holy in all you do" (I Peter 1:15). We normally think of holiness in terms of those things we avoid. That verse along with the video remind us that holiness is active, positive,...

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Sad Trip Thoughts

As I posted here, I had to travel to Austin, Texas last week to help with the memorial service for my 32 year old nephew, Christopher Davis, who died after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle. In the middle of a lot of sad, poignant moments, one stuck with...

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Oddball Week One

We gave out about 1000 of these Oddballs last Sunday.That's because Oddball is the name of our new series that starts this Sunday, October 5.It's all about I Peter, it's all about holiness, it's all about these odd red balls. How do all those things fit...

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Mission On Film

How much better is this than a group of people standing up and giving their "mission trip report"?Thanks to the heroes of Good Shepherd and to Joe Jackson for his video production.Enjoy this while I'm in Austin.

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