Monthly Archives: August 2011

Nashville’s Participatory Church

The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center is Nashville’s participatory church.  The Sunday morning meetings are conducted more like a support group than a church meeting with each person free to share testimonies, Scriptures, praise reports, insights, gifts of the … Continue reading

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A Coach And A Critic

Here’s an original poem called A Coach And A Critic.  It was originally published in my book:  Your Sperm Won — Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being.   A coach and a critic Stood side by side, Watching … Continue reading

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Playing The Keyboard In Your Mind

Life is like a piano. A concert pianist comes into the great hall of life and plays Bach, Brahams, and Rachmanioff and there is tumultuous applause and a standing ovation. After the concert one of the members of the clean-up … Continue reading

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer — Words From Prision

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was imprisoned and later executed (in 1944) by Nazi Germany.  While in prison, he wrote many letters that were smuggled out.  Here are some quotations from those letters: “It is only when one submits to God’s law that one … Continue reading

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I Stumbled Upon Wendell Berry Quotations

As I was googling Berry Street to see what is on the net about The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center in Nashville, I stumbled upon Wendell Berry quotes.  I like what he says! “Every day ain’t going to be the … Continue reading

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Can A Sunday Church Meeting Be Like A Family Gathering? It’s Happening In Nashville!

Church is family, brothers and sisters in Christ sharing a kinship of the heart. Nobody ever asks the question: “Where do you go to family?” Family is not a place; it is relationships. So with church. Who are you joined … Continue reading

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1-10 Spirituality Or Carnality Scale — Where Are You?

Where are you on this scale of 1-10 between spirituality and carnality?  Instructions:  Pick the statement that best describes you.  If you are torn between two or more choices, split the difference and take the average between them. — Spirituality … Continue reading

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Is This Guy A Modern Day Prophet Or What?

Browsing through McKay Used Bookstore in Nashville recently, I found a book full of powerful prophetic statements by a present day United Methodist minister, Carlyle Fielding Stewart III.  The book was published by Abingdon Press in 2001.  It is called:  … Continue reading

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A Call — Add Fuel To A Spiritual Fire In Nashville, Tennessee

Even a spiritual fire needs fuel. When a spiritual fire starts it needs a steady supply of fuel to keep burning and to keep growing. There is a spiritual fire in Nashville – hearts ablaze with excitement about Jesus. People … Continue reading

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