HOW JOHN THE EVANGELIST WAS LIKE JOHN THE NOVELIST

One of my favorite novelists is John Irving. He's the author of books that are both critically acclaimed and wildly popular, such as The Word According To Garp, A Prayer For Owen Meany, and The Cider House Rules. Most Irving novels blend high hilarity, deep pathos,...

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A Christmas Tree Ornament From Someone Who GETS Me

I found this ornament on my desk this week. And I thought:  "There's someone who understands what makes me tick." It's an ornament based on the Wait For It Series. And it has my Sunday morning Breakfast Of Champions. What more could I want?  

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Wait For It, Week 2 — “The Waiting Game” Sermon Rewind

Yesterday's message was ORIGINALLY supposed to be delivered last Sunday, December 9, but we of course were snowed out. Yet I knew we HAD to present this one.  Why?  Well, I liked the exegetical work on Jeremiah 33.  I liked the metaphor of wood.  I liked the bottom...

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Wait For It, Week 2 — “The Waiting Game”

Many years ago while I was pastoring in Monroe, I had a UMC preacher friend who chose the most interesting time to pump her fist and say "Yeah!" When there was a snow-out. In those days, that meant that the sermon you prepared for this Sunday could be delivered next...

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