Gideon’s Math. And His Aftermath.

Most of you who have heard of Gideon have done so because his name is on virtually every hotel room bible in the USA. But then others of you know him because of his math: he took an army of only 300 soldiers and defeated many thousands of Midiantes. That's Gideon's...

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Bouncebackers Launches Sunday — “Victor Of Circumstance”

We get knocked down. We get up again. You’re never gonna keep us down. Or so we hope. We’ve all been there – knocked down and presumably out for the count.  For a lot of us the wounds are self-inflicted.  For others, we’re victims. But when we’re down in spirit, in...

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Bible Lifting At Good Shepherd

Here's a great shot taken as I was beginning my sermon this past Sunday at the Zoar Road Campus of Good Shepherd:   We're one church in two locations.  Yet the mission, strategy, and values are identical at both locations and in both Spanish & English. So we...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Tom Petty Songs

I had another Top Five Tuesday planned. But then Monday happened and Tom Petty died. So here's a reprise of a post from 2011:  my Top Five Tom Petty Songs.   I admit that early on Tom Petty took some getting used to. First, there’s the voice. Unique. Sometimes he...

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Where Apples Fall, Week 5 — “Falling Well”

You knew we'd get here, didn't you? We've fallen apart, fallen alone, and even fallen hard, so it makes sense we'd take a look at what it means to fall well. To do so, we're changing Testaments, changing strategies, and even changing perspectives. I think it's going...

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Product Placement

Last night concluded a three-night Revival Series at the Morris Chapel United Methodist Church in Walkertown, NC, a bucolic town on the outskirts of Winston-Salem. I preached a two-night revival there in 2016 and was grateful for the return invitation and expanded...

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