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Are Sermons Effective?

Have you ever tested the effectiveness of sermons? I did. I was a brand new pastor in my first church — Mayfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Mayfield, Kentucky. After finishing three years of seminary, I had been preaching for about … Continue reading

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The Claims Of Christmas — Virgin Birth

It is easy to overlook some of the remarkable claims of Christmas. One such claim is that a young woman named Mary gave birth to a child without having had sexual intercourse. I have noticed that this amazing claim is … Continue reading

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How To Shop For Christ*mas

From Black Friday through Christmas Eve, people will be shopping for material things to give to family, friends, and clients on Christmas Day.  They will be searching and sorting through stuff, seeking to find just the right gifts. But perhaps … Continue reading

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Finding Nashville’s Most Unique Church With Your GPS

 –Get out your GPS (God’s Positioning System)– Enter that you are looking for a church where: * People are more important than programs; * Encouragement is more important than entertainment * Love is more important than liturgy: * Faith is … Continue reading

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Roaring Fork, Foxfire Mountain, & Spiritual Living Waters

Zip-ah-dee-do-dah On a recent trip to Gatlinburg, I saw a brochure from Foxfire Mountain in Sevierville, Tennessee.  It was about zip lining, soaring from one tree to another on long cables.  During my week at Tree Top Resort in Gatlinburg I … Continue reading

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