Some Things I Am Always A Fan Of …

A smattering of things whimsical and things weighty that I am always a fan of .... A one-handed backhand; SMU sports; A well designed sermon that teaches me something about the bible and then makes me cry; "The Boys Of Summer"; The fiction of Ann Patchett; Inductive...

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Surrender, Impulses, And The Church

We all have impulses.  And many of those impulses are not necessarily healthy. Impulses to speak when silence is the better option. Impulses to spend when saving is the wiser choice. Impulses to sex when either abstinence or faithfulness is the path of life. Impulses...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Elements To A Good Week

The rhythm of a seven day week is so foundational to most of us that you'd think it was wired into creation from the very beginning. Oh, it was ... ? Anyway, as a person who values ... no, lives by ... no, is radically dependent upon ROUTINE, I have realized there are...

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Movers & Shakers, Week 3 — The WE Team

Yesterday's message ... Gave me a chance to call the congregation "gullible" as they re-enacted Moses, Aaron, and Hur on the mountaintop in Exodus 17; Gave me another opportunity to help households realize how relentlessly their children are under attack by 21st...

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Movers & Shakers, Week 3 — “The WE Team”

Not to be melodramatic, but can I get a bit melodramatic? I believe that what we'll share on Sunday morning has the ability to change the trajectory of lives and families and households throughout our region. There.  I said it.  It's a big deal. And it's called The WE...

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Body Talk

A few years ago, I went through a season where I read Paul's letter to the Colossians every morning.    Since the New Testament epistles were designed to be heard/read/experienced in one sitting, I thought we'd give it try that way. It proves to be much more fruitful...

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