Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch Changes

Jesus never said keep using the same old wineskins.He never said that following him would routine, predictable, or safe.He never said his church would remain the same.He never wanted us to confuse the form of the faith -- worship style, bible translation,...

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The Nicest Thing My Mom Ever Said

I mentioned in a post last week that I am the youngest of eight children. I also explained that I am 23 years younger than the oldest Davis and seven years younger than the #7 child. In other words, an only child with seven brothers and sisters.Being that much younger...

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Bishop Making, Bishop Moving

As I mentioned in this post, I spent much of last week at the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church, held in Lake Junaluska, NC. I was actually elected as a reserve delegate to the Conference, so it was an honor to go.The Southeastern...

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Names

So we started Things Jesus Never Said yesterday. To find out more about the series, check here. The best moment in our gathering was at the very end. And not because it was time to leave.We had asked the people of the church to email us the names of those people who...

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Things Jesus Never Said

Say good-bye to Confessions Of A Pastor.And hello to Things Jesus Never Said.For the next six weeks, we'll explore what Jesus really did say by first looking at his words from the perspective of the absurd: what he didn't say.You know, he never said . . .Stay right...

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Thrive Alive At Plaza Fiesta

As I mentioned here, our first Thrive Alive outreach event at RiverGate Shopping Center was a roaring success.This weekend, Thrive Alive is at it again.On Saturday, July 19 from 6-8 p.m., the band and supporting team will be at the Plaza Fiesta mall near Carowinds. If...

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Asbury Fan

I am in Lake Junaluska, NC for a few days this week at the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church. You can read about it here.Any time I am around this many Methodists, I invariably think about Asbury Seminary. Graduating from that...

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Family Weddings

This past weekend, I met with my nephew (Paul) and his fiance (Sarah Beth).I get to deliver the homily/sermonette/marriage charge at their wedding in August.Doing weddings for family members is a job hazard in the ministry. Over the years, I've done weddings for my...

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Eight Is Enough

I attended a memorial service on Saturday. The father of someone in our church died, and I believe those are times a pastor gets to show someone in grief that the entire congregation is behind them. So I went as a worshipper but not the funeral leader that day.You can...

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Adjusting My Attitude

Confessions Of A Pastor comes to a close this Sunday. We had so much fun with it that we extended the series a week from its original design!OK, there were some other reasons as well. But of all series to extend, this seemed like the one.So my last confession has to...

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