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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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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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My God! I Want To See That Again! “Reborn To Be Wild”

When I went to my favorite Borders book store for their going out of business sale, God, as He often does, led me to a book that stirred my heart (Reborn To Be Wild).  I left the tracks of my … Continue reading

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Is Nashville The Manliest City In America?

I’ve heard that Nashville, Tennessee is listed as the manliest city in America (according to Combo the hearty, salty, cheese cracker snack, and Bart Sperling’s Best Places).  I live in Music City and so I’m glad to see it at the top … Continue reading

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The Alternative Lifestyle

A true alternative lifestyle does not just change the object of one’s lust from one gender to another; it overcomes the power, control, and addiction of lust. We hear much about alternative lifestyles nowadays.  Yet the greatest alternative lifestyle is … Continue reading

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