A Book Release, A Workshop, A Good Day

Yesterday was a good day. First, Simplify The Message; Multiply The Impact had its official release. Second, I was able to celebrate that release by leading a Simplify The Message Workshop in Asheboro, North Carolina, for thirty-one United Methodist pastors eager to...

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Greater Love, Week 1 — The “Movement” Sermon Rewind

Yesterday's message ... Embodied no little bit of irony.  Two days before the official release of "Simplify The Message; Multiply The Impact," a book for all practical purposes on designing and delivering one point sermons, my sermon yesterday featured four ......

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Special Delivery — Preaching Without Notes

My love language is Words Of Affirmation. (If you don’t understand that reference, check out Gary Chapman’s The Five Love Languages where you’ll see that all of us speak & receive love through one of the following: physical touch, quality time, acts of service,...

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From InterestED To InterestING

I still remember a conversation that, paradoxically, led me into full-time ministry. I was 24 at the time, and working at the Princeton, New Jersey office of the United States Tennis Association. As part of my duties, I gave presentations to physical educators,...

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Missing Peace, Week 4 — “Need To Know Basis”

It's Friday and I'm already pretty keyed up for Sunday. Why? Because we get to look at what is at the same time THE MOST BEAUTIFUL and LEAST FOLLOWED verse in Scripture. Huh? To see what I mean -- and to know the Scripture in question -- it's Sunday. 8:30, 10, 11:30...

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