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World Famous “Good” Men Who Weren’t So Good

People like to look back on history and call certain world famous men (or groups of men) good.  Perhaps the two groups of men that have been considered the best of the good are the American Founding Fathers and the … Continue reading

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Improv Works Well In Comedy — Could It Work In Church?

Improv is a shortened version of the word improvisation.  It refers to acting or creating in the moment rather than planning one’s words and actions ahead of time.  It can be thought of as “on the spur of the moment” … Continue reading

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George Barna’s 9 Challenges For American Christians

George Barna, founder of the Barna Research Group, issued nine challenges for American Christianity in 2002.  Here is a paraphrase of his nine challenges along with how a church in Nashville, Tennessee, The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center, is attempting … Continue reading

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Modern Myth #2 — Casual Sex

Like the ancients, we moderns have our myths and our gods. Modern Myth #2 is the “casual” sex myth. It says: Random sex with various partners is a meaningless recreational activity with no significant consequences and should be encouraged and approved … Continue reading

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What The Church Can Learn From The Oprah Show

The Oprah Show was not just entertainment.  It connected with people, encouraged them, challenged them, and made a difference in their lives.  Perhaps the 21st Century church could learn a few things from Oprah. *  Allow spontaneity.  The Oprah Show was … Continue reading

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The College That Changed My Life

There is a popular book called Colleges That Change Lives. Somehow the college that changed my life — The University of Tennessee Martin — is not in the book. UTM was 50 miles away from my home and the only … Continue reading

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Top Ten Most Disobeyed New Testament Scriptures

What are the top ten most disobeyed New Testament Scriptures?  Here is my list of nominations (from the New International Version {NIV}) for the ten most ignored Bible verses: 10)  “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will … Continue reading

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