Preaching Like Seinfeld

Behold Jerry Seinfeld's observations on winning a silver medal at the Olympics:And that's his genius: he sees deeply into the absurdities that most people barely notice, much less take time to reflect on.  Then he says what he sees.Really, what he gives...

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Just How Big “The Heavens & The Earth” Really Are

To help people grasp the scope of creation during yesterday's service on "I Believe In God The Father Almighty, Maker Of Heaven & Earth,"  we showed this video:It helped (I think!) to reinforce yesterday's bottom line:  God the Father Almighty is the...

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Old School Launch

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker Of Heaven And Earth . . .  So begins one of the oldest compilations of the church’s beliefs, a bold declaration known asThe Apostles’ Creed.Some of you grew up reciting it in church every week. Others had more...

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Sometimes

Sometimes . . . . . . . I have two Nutrageouses after lunch. . . . I wonder if anyone will show up for church on Sunday. . . . I wish I could still have Frosted Mini-Wheats for breakfast. . . . when I'm driving alone and I see yet another of those...

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Grace Breaks Out During A Survey

This past Sunday we took the unusual step of distributing and completing a survey during our worship gathering.At all four services, we took ten minutes and worshipped by completing a snapshot questionnaire that helps us gauge where we are most (and least) effective...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Southern Rock Songs

Having grown up in Texas and lived most of my adult life in North Carolina, I've had no small amount of exposure to Southern Rock.It's not my favorite genre of music by a long shot.  It's also not very easy to define.I mean, who exactly qualifies as a Southern...

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What If Churches Had A Draft?

I peeked in at the NFL Draft Coverage on a couple of different occasions this past weekend.As you would expect, there was bloviating galore from the experts on which teams were winners in the draft, which were losers; which prospects are can't miss and which are...

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Man On The Run, Week 4 — Running In Circles

As many of you know the bible's division into chapters and verses is a much later addition to the Scriptural texts.  You can read the story of how the medieval church gradually implemented these reader aids here.Because that work came at least 1,000 years after...

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