Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Southern Rock Songs

Having grown up in Texas and lived most of my adult life in North Carolina, I've had no small amount of exposure to Southern Rock.It's not my favorite genre of music by a long shot.  It's also not very easy to define.I mean, who exactly qualifies as a Southern...

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What If Churches Had A Draft?

I peeked in at the NFL Draft Coverage on a couple of different occasions this past weekend.As you would expect, there was bloviating galore from the experts on which teams were winners in the draft, which were losers; which prospects are can't miss and which are...

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Man On The Run, Week 4 — Running In Circles

As many of you know the bible's division into chapters and verses is a much later addition to the Scriptural texts.  You can read the story of how the medieval church gradually implemented these reader aids here.Because that work came at least 1,000 years after...

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How A Book Review Is The Heart Of A Sermon

During yesterday's message, I read a quote from New York Times columnist David Brooks.That in itself is not that unusual, as from time to time I'll read an item about the subject at hand from any number of scholars, observers, pastors, and thinkers.This particular...

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Man On The Run, Week 3 — Re-Run

Shows that are better as re-runs than they ever were as first-runs:Gilligan's IslandLaw & OrderLeave It To BeaverLaw & Order Criminal IntentI Dream Of JeanieLaw & Order SVUThe MunstersLaw & Order LA Saved By The BellLaw & Order Crosby Still...

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A Tale Of Two Tourist Stops

For our final day in San Diego, I spent time at two tourist destinations.One of them was what everyone does while in the city: the San Diego Zoo.  In a word: as good as advertised.  (Actually, that's four words, but you get what I'm saying.)Whether it...

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