Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Shows In Re-Run

News flash: they don't make many new television shows during the summer.  Instead, it's the season for re-runs.Which brings to mind the realization that some shows just never get old; the re-runs are even better than the episodes were the first time...

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Preaching With Notes Showed Me Why I Don’t

Yesterday, while our English services brought VBX 2013 to a raucous conclusion with a special kid-focused Sunday morning celebration, I took the opportunity to preach at our Latino worship gathering.In Spanish.I did this once before, on the third Sunday after our...

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Why We Do Vacation Bible Experience . . .

. . .  because when Children's Pastor Ryan Gordon gave an invitation for the young ones to give their lives to Jesus last night, 84 responded.Here they are getting some follow up from Vanessa Gordon:And from Sammy Gonzalez:A lot of little living...

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Methodist Buzz

The buzz you're hearing in the Methodist world is an unprecedented convergence of events, all of which center on the conjoined issues of clergy covenant and same-sex marriage.The rush includes a retired seminary dean & president in New...

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Vacation Bible Experience 2013

I've been spending my evenings this week with several hundred kids and volunteers as we together go through Turn It Up, our 2013 Vacation Bible School.Er -- Experience.And it's been an experience.There's music:Crafts:Activities for pre-schoolers:And, of course, small...

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Quick & The Dead & The Sons Of Men

I have long loved to preach on what many in the church call "end times."Why?Two primary reasons:  1) it is a great chance to correct what I perceive to be false teaching on the subject . . . namely, the Rapture-based eschatology made popular by the Left Behind...

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Just Because You Think It Doesn’t Mean You Say It

When I am walking in the flesh -- meaning, not rigorously & consistently connected to the Holy Spirit -- I can fall into a trap.The trap that says all my thoughts needs to be verbalized.As if I'll lose it if I don't say it.Sarcastic thoughts.Condescending...

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An Asbury Serendipity

This story appeared in the June version of the Asbury Seminary Alumni e-magazine: Asbury ConnectionSend to Kindleby Talbot Davis, MDiv, 1990In September of 1987, Talbot Davis and Brent Burdick both arrived on the campus of Asbury Seminary. Talbot came from New...

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