#TBT — The Older I Get, The Better I Used To Be

This is one of my favorite "old" tennis pictures of them all. It was October of 1979, this event was in San Antonio, Texas, I am wearing all adidas clothes, and I won the whole tournament. I don't know who took the photo, but I remember feeling on top of the world...

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How India Wakes Up

As you read this, my friend James-Michael Smith and I are in Bhubaneswar, India, preparing to work with two different pastoral networks. Here are some reflections about "waking up in India" that I summarized on my second trip here back in 2012. One of our hosts here...

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The “I Object!” Sermon Recap

To say yesterday's sermon was a departure from the norm is an understatement. First:  it was not a one-pointer.  It was a three-objectioner. Second: it hopped around the bible instead of digging into one particular passage. Third: we did a responsive reading of...

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Every Life Counts, Week 2 — “I Object!”

You may not be the most interesting man in the world.  You may not even know him. But you've likely encountered some objections to the Christian faith. You might even have some yourself. So that's what we'll look at this coming Sunday. And this message represents a...

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#TBT — The Throwbackiest Thursday

I found this Grave Memorial online last week. This is my grandmother on my dad's side! A few interesting things about this notice, her name, and the migration of my dad's family: 1. Her maiden name was Nancy Virginia Talbot.  People often ask me where my name came...

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Working From Strengths Versus Working On Weaknesses

Many of you might remember Billie Jean King, a tennis heroine of yesteryear who won Wimbledon six times while also beating Bobby Riggs in 1973's "Battle Of The Sexes." What you may not know is that for all her accomplishments on court, King had a notoriously poor...

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Every Life Counts Launch — “Marking The Question”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BFUxiNWHEA&feature=youtu.be   Every Life Counts When we say we are inviting all people into a living relationship with Jesus Christ, does all mean all? It does. No exceptions. Every life counts because every life will last...

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