The “God Drops Hints” Sermon Rewind

Here was the challenge yesterday. How to take this clear hint from Micah (Old Testament prophet, writing 700 years before Jesus) --   2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,     though you are small among the clans[b] of Judah, out of you will come for me     one who...

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God Drops Launch — “God Drops Hints”

We've got gumdrops, raindrops, eye drops, lemon drops, mic drops, pin drops, ball drops . . . so why not God Drops? It's a different way to look at Christmas.  But I think you're going to like it. Here's the bumper video....

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Ministry & Mimicry

Professional tennis player Grigor Dmitrov of Bulgaria has long been called "Baby Fed." Why? Because even casual fans will notice that Dmitrov has patterned his game after Roger Federer. Federer’s Serve: Dmitrov’s Serve: Federer’s Forehand: Dmitrov’s Forehand:...

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The “Value Added” Sermon Rewind

So here was yesterday's bottom line:  delay criticism to deliver affirmation. And how to apply that, concretely, in the immediate aftermath of the sermon? By placing a blank piece of paper in the program and allowing people time to write notes to people in their lives...

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A Roger Federer Fan’s Take On Rafael Nadal

In William Skidelsky's Federer & Me: A Story Of Obsession, there is a chapter devoted to Federer's nemesis/foil/kryptonite, Rafael Nadal. Here's the opening page of that chapter. If you are not a tennis fan, you're bewildered. If you are a tennis fan and a Rafael...

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The “Value Of A Soul” Short Film Rewind

In lieu of a sermon yesterday, we played the Billy Graham Association's short film, The Value Of A Soul. This is the third such short film Sunday we've had -- in 2014 it was Defining Moments and in 2015 it was Lose To Gain. Each of the films weaves together art,...

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#TBT — My Dad, 1977

Some of you know that this past Monday (Nov. 14) was my birthday. As happens in the age of Facebook, I was inundated with birthday wishes. And one note in particular was especially interesting.  It came from a friend who was on my high school tennis team in Dallas. ...

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