Book Signing Celebration for Solve, Awareness Event for OEWM

The Bible Study book Solve was released on May 17, 2016. The 2015 Solutionists series and the book that comes from it are both based on Nehemiah, one of Scripture’s neglected superstars. As I was involved in the creation and editing process, I wanted to reach out to...

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#TBT — Some Famous 32s

Through the years, there have been some high profile athletes sporting #32 on their jersey. First there was Jim Brown:   Then, OJ.  You know, before:   My favorite football 32 was not so well known . . . unless you grew up in Dallas and loved the Cowboys:...

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Bring The Shout Back

If you Google the words “Shouting Methodist,” you’ll discover that the phrase is not an oxymoron. Instead, you’ll read these words in the first article: One name commonly applied to early nineteenth century Methodists was “shouting Methodists” – a name Methodists were...

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Hey World: I’m Religious, NOT Spiritual

Few sayings strike more fear into or evoke more apologies out of 21st Century evangelicals than the ubiquitous: I'm spiritual, not religious. We hear it from skeptical family members, from tweed-jacketed professors, from latte-slurping millennials, and we fall all...

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One Sunday, TWO Bottom Lines

Yesterday at Good Shepherd featured TWO bottom lines. What?  Did I abandon my one point sermon bonafides? Nope.  I abandoned Charlotte, NC instead.  Julie and I spent the weekend in Austin, Texas, helping my sister celebrate her 75th birthday and my mother her 100...

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