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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Reflections From “School Of Rock THE MUSICAL”

For Christmas this past year, Julie got us two tickets to School Of Rock The Musical, a Broadway-caliber production based on the 2003 movie starring Jack Black. read more

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A Week Of Presence Practicing

The heart of the new Practicing The Presence series include hands-on, practical tools for people to take their next step in the living relationship with Jesus Christ. read more

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What Happens At A “Sermons That Pop & Series That Stick” Workshop?

I spent Tuesday at the Pine Valley United Methodist Church in Wilmington, NC, leading a workshop I have designed called Sermons That Pop & Series That Stick.  About 60 pastors and lay speakers attended. read more

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Practicing The Presence, Week One — The “The Best Part Of Waking Up” Sermon Rewind

Our Practicing The Presence series is inspired by Brother Lawrence’s 17th century devotional classic, Practicing The Presence Of God.  read more

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Clergy Fashion Statements

While reading Jessica LaGrone’s Set Apart, I came across this interesting factoid about prophetic garb: read more

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When Humans Get Trafficked In The Bible …

In the final chapter of the book of Judges, the ancient Israelites — bereft of leadership and devoid of faith — come up with a sickening solution to an unexpected problem. read more

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five (Or Eight) Reflections On U2’s New Album

U2 released its 14th studio album, Songs Of Experience, in early December and so when my son asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I said, “you can get me that new U2 CD.” read more

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#TBT — Cotton Bowl TENNIS CLASSIC 1983

When I was a kid, the week between Christmas and New Year’s typically meant the Cotton Bowl. read more

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