Tag Archives: Kentucky

What’s More Exciting Than March Madness?

If you think that the Kentucky & Louisville and the Ohio State & Kansas games in this year’s college basketball Final Four are going to be exciting tomorrow night, here’s some great news for you. Church can be even more … Continue reading

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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 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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Uh Hum . . . What The Bible Says About Interrupting Church

Interrupting a church meeting has been considered taboo for just about as long as church has existed.  I only remember two times being in a church service that was interrupted, prior to being part of an organic church. When I was … Continue reading

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America’s Bravest Supreme Court Justice — John Marshall Harlan

Although I didn’t rank John Marshall Harlan in my Top 10 Greatest Americans, I do consider him to be American’s Brave Supreme Court Justice ever. In 1896, seven men heard Homer Plessy’s story about being forbidden to ride in the “whites … Continue reading

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