The Criticism Loop

Awhile back, I was listening to a teaching program on a Christian radio station.The teachers on the air spent quite a bit of time criticizing 1) Wesleyans; 2) Charismatics; and 3) Contemporary preachers.3-for-3!So I got my dander up. I was ready to send an e-mail to...

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Charlotte’s Best

In an unbiased survey of my own mind, here are some of "Charlotte's best":For Charlotte's best steak, click here.Charlotte's best tennis teacher, click here.Charlotte's best independent school, click here.Charlotte's best place to buy a brand new used car, click...

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Wisdom From Barclay

William, not Charles.William Barclay is the author of the Daily Study Bible, a classic collection of New Testament commentaries. Though he writes from the perspective of mid-20th century neo-orthodoxy, his reflections on biblical passages often have singular...

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Holy Spirit Distribution System

We showed this in the middle of my message yesterday as a way of illustrating how God gives us the Holy Spirit:As you might imagine, it was well received.Yet another reason why this is a fun place to work.

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Without Limit People

OK, we've had some good videos as part of Without Limit 2.0.For example, there's this one:But there's one coming up this Sunday that you absolutely, positively will not want to miss.I can't tell you what it's about.I can't tell you who stars in it.You'll just have to...

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The Dinosaur In The Methodist Room

I have been in Methodist-preacher-gatherings in which the subject of our denomination's stand on homosexuality was the elephant in the room -- a topic which, for the sake of holding on to the congenial vibe in the meeting, no one wanted to address.Yet this week, I...

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The Concert We Missed . . . And Some We Haven’t

This past Saturday night, we had tickets to see Bruce Springsteen up in Greensboro.It was all set up to be perfect: the tickets were given to us, I wasn't preaching on Sunday so I could stay out a bit later than usual on Saturday, and we like Springsteen a lot.But...

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How To Give Away 600 Hot Dogs

So on Sunday night we had our Party On The Corner.It was a way of introducing the people of the church and community to our new Corner Campus -- the space that used to be the Hollywood Video store across the street from the church.We've signed a five year lease on the...

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Inconvenient

Think it was convenient for Abraham to leave Ur of the Chaldees to follow a God he'd never seen and establish a people who didn't yet exist?Think it was convenient for Moses to lead the children of Israel -- with all their murmuring & complaining -- out of slavery...

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