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With Fear and Trembling

Last Friday, June 12Th, a group of mainly young adults began a peaceful, “sit-in” protest in the plaza outside the state capital in Nashville, TN. Their purpose was to bring further attention to police brutality, the need to defund the … Continue reading

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The Church

Once again I find myself in Honduras. This is my 35th trip to this beautiful country. Every time I come I have humbled, challenged, and inspired. The purpose of this trip was two-fold. First, I want to spend some time … Continue reading

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How To Change Your World (Acts 2:1-47)

After His resurrection and before His ascension, Jesus said to His followers: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father … Continue reading

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The Sin of Syncretism

syn-cre-tism (siNGkre-tizem) noun: the amalgamation of different religions, cultures, or schools of thought. Not one time in the entire Old Testament did the Israelites completely turn their backs on God and entirely deny the God of Abraham. Instead, they tried … Continue reading

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Contrarian’s Guide #5

con-trar-i-an (noun): a person who opposes or rejects popular opinion; a person who goes against current practices. Not too long ago, while I was reflecting on ministry and my years of being a pastor, I had the following thought: What … Continue reading

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Contrarian’s Guide #4

con-trar-i-an (noun): a person who opposes or rejects popular opinion; a person who goes against current practices. Not too long ago, while I was reflecting on ministry and my years of being a pastor, I had the following thought: What … Continue reading

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Contrarian’s Guide #3

con-trar-i-an (noun): a person who opposes or rejects popular opinion; a person who goes against current practices. Not too long ago, while I was reflecting on ministry and my years of being a pastor, I had the following thought: What … Continue reading

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Contrarian’s Guide #2

con-trar-i-an (noun): a person who opposes or rejects popular opinion; a person who goes against current practices. Not to long ago, while I was reflecting on my ministry and my years of being pastor, I had the following thought: What … Continue reading

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Contrarian’s Guide #1

con-trar-i-an (noun): a person who opposes or rejects popular opinion; a person who goes against current practices. Next August, 2019, I will celebrate (or lament) 30 years in pastoral ministry. That’s a long time! I don’t feel like I am … Continue reading

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Dark Times

We are in a very dark time in our history as a country. I was a baby at the end of the Civil Rights movement. Thus, I did not experience the difficulty of that day. What I know of then, … Continue reading

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