Connecting During Covid

  It's HARD to stay connected with the congregation and the community during the various Covid shutdowns.  It is especially challenging for our Family Ministries Team, those who minister to parents, children, and volunteers alike. That's why I was pleased to get...

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New Series Launch — “It Runs In The Family”

It Runs In The Family Just think of all the things that run in families. Just think of all the things that run in your family! Skin tone, hair texture, eye color, verbal tics, facial expression, walking styles, high blood pressure, good judgment, male pattern...

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When Sermon Design Meets Artistic Expression

Earlier this week, I had a Zoom meeting with a United Methodist colleague in which the topic of conversation was preaching. As part of the Simplify The Message ministry, some of my friends in the Western North Carolina Annual Conference invite me to give guidance to...

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Finding A Sermon Buried In A Dawes Song

In "Just My Luck," a melancholic ballad that revisits a chance encounter with a lost love, the Dawes Band offers this insight: I spend my whole life moving forwards but understand it looking back I am sure I've heard that song dozens of times (the same is true of...

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