Marching To A Million Meals

Throughout March of 2014, a group of churches in the greater Charlotte area will celebrate worship with a great instead . . .   Instead of rows of chairs or pews in our sanctuaries, dozens of assembly line tables;Instead of a band or choir leading us in praise, a...

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How Mission Connects To Discipline

Those of you who know me well -- or who just read yesterday's post -- know that I am a super-disciplined person.I complete projects well in advance, I show up to meetings and events early, I live by my routines, and I follow rules.Yet I am an undisciplined...

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When An English Speaker Preaches A Spanish Sermon

While James-Michael Smith brought our English version of The Shadow Of A Doubt to a resurrection-worthy conclusion yesterday, I did the same with our Latino congregation.At 11:30, I crossed Moss Road -- en el otro lado de la calle -- entered our Corner Campus and was...

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Shadow Of A Doubt, Week 5 — Doubt Reduction

This Sunday is the final episode of The Shadow Of A Doubt.By way of review, we've experienced the following together:When you are honest about where you are, Jesus is faithful to show who he is."To whom shall we go?" . . .  the alternatives to faith stink!When...

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Who In The Hebrew Scriptures Points To Jesus?

I learned something phenomenal this week.Something that I could have/should have learned earlier had I been paying closer attention to the nuances of Romans 4.Back to the question that is the title of today's post:  Who in the Hebrew Scriptures Points To...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Steely Dan Songs

No one ever said Steely Dan was a normal band.Two guys from New York.  Neither one a great singer.  A style that mixes jazz, pop, rock, and reggae.  Lyrics that are irreverent, elusive, and oh-so-70s.When I saw them at Blockbuster Arena; Verizon...

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Where Doubt REALLY Comes From

I have known for several years that on some level behavior precedes doubt.In other words, we don't arrive at our shadow of doubt by objective analysis of relevant facts; most of us instead begin to act a certain way and then circle back around and develop some doubts...

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Doubt’s Big Bang

The sermon is NOT about creationism, evolution, or intergalactic science.It IS about a BIG BANG, however.The Big Bang of doubt.What is the origin of doubt?  Where does it come from and what keeps it going?When you answer that -- and we will on Sunday and I...

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