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A Mountain of a Sermon (Matthew 5:1-2), part 1

“Homiletics” is the art of preaching or writing sermons. Someone once defined “preaching” as the art of talking in someone else’s sleep. I had a class in college called, “Homiletics.” Believe it or not, I passed that class. For years … 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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It’s the Right Thing to Do

Last night (Tuesday, February 12, 2019), myself, Pastor Chris Williamson, and CEO Eric Jacobson, went before Franklin’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA) with details of where we desire the 5 markers and 1 statue will go. (Pictures are at … 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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During this Christmas Season, let’s not forgot to pray for those in prison. After all, the Bible tells us to remember those in prison as if we were in prison as well (see Hebrews 13:3). One of my friends in … Continue reading

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All Show, No Substance (Malachi 1:6-14)

After attending church one Sunday morning, a little boy knelt at his bedside that night and prayed, “Dear God, we had a good time at church today. I wish you had been there!” We laugh because we know the truth … Continue reading

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My Denomination

While flying home from Chicago, after attending an incredible Immersion Conference hosted by the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA), I reflected on some of the many things I learned and experienced. This conference was a small group (about 50) of likeminded … Continue reading

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