Monthly Archives: January 2018

A Glorious Day

What a great day today! Monday, January 29, 2018. Our church ordained an inmate on death row. He will now be our pastor behind prison walls. I wrote about this last week. Today’s service was one of the highlights of my … Continue reading

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Do Not Be Afraid of Suffering (Revelation 2:8-11)

In 1905, German sociologist, Max Weber, compiled a series of essays and put them into a book titled, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Twenty-five years later, in 1930, American sociologist, Talcott Parsons, translated Weber book into English. … Continue reading

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Benjamin Randall

This Monday, January 29, 2018, our church is ordaining a gentleman who is currently on death row in Tennessee. It is going to be an exciting day, and a day full of redemption and reconciliation! I hope to blog more … Continue reading

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Lost Love (Revelation 2:1-7)

Someone wisely commented that the opposite of love is not hate, but apathy. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Jesus told a parable about seeds sprouting up … Continue reading

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7 Letters for 7 Churches (Revelation 1:1-20)

Last Sunday, while eating lunch, I received a message from someone who watched last week’s sermon online. From the message, I gathered that somehow, he was listening to my sermon, while sitting in his megachurch, listening to that pastor’s sermon. … Continue reading

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Sometimes I just want to quit. I mean, is it really worth it? Why should I even try? Am I really making a difference? Does anyone really care? What’s the point? What can one guy do? Is anybody listening?

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You Never Know

For the last four years our church has provided emergency shelter for the homeless men in our city. We are trying to put together something for homeless women. Please pray about that with us. Our city has a small, but … Continue reading

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Your Kingdom Come (Matthew 6:9-13)

When I was teaching Sociology at Nashville State Community College, every semester, during the topic of globalization, I would say (somewhat sarcastically) that you can go anywhere in the world, and in any major city, you will find a McDonalds. … Continue reading

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