A King’s Ransom, Week 2 — “Fit For A King”

Scripture is a never-ending reservoir of truth, power, and beauty. Here's why I say that today.  I have been reading the bible regularly for 39 years now.  That includes the four Gospel accounts of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection. And of those four Gospels, I...

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#TBT — San Antonio, June 16, 1979

Continuing a nostalgia theme for this week's post, here is an article from a San Antonio newspaper (The Light?  The Express?  The Light-Express?) on June 16, 1979: Oh the Jack Kramer racket.  The adidas clothes.  The slice backhand return of serve.  Those days are...

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Half Of 56 Is 28

I realized something with a jolt the other day:  I have been a pastor for over half of my life. I graduated from seminary and started work at Mt. Carmel & Midway United Methodist Churches in Monroe, NC, in 1990 at the age of 28.  I am now 56, so you do the math....

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What A Collection Of Young Adults Says About … Sex

Our One Sixty Seven series has been one in which the sermons were merely appetizers for the small group conversations to follow. And such was the case last night, when I gathered with a Young Adult LifeGroup I am privileged to lead in order to discuss the sermon-based...

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When You Can’t Articulate …

Several years ago I came across a startling statistic: Vocabulary of a three year old in a professional home: 1,116 words Vocabulary of an adult in an under-resourced home: 974 words As mind-bending as that statistic is, its implications are even more troubling. When...

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