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William Wilberforce — The Power Of A Bold Believer

William Wilberforce (born in 1759) was a member of the British Parliament who stood up and spoke up courageously against the international slave trade and against slavery in the British Empire. His efforts and those of others ended slavery in … 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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Christmas Chatter

Christmas chatter: ‘Tis the season to celebrate Jesus.  Happy Christ Day!  Merry Jesusmas!  “When Christ entered our world, He didn’t come to brighten our Decembers, but to transform our lives.” –Rich Miller Have yourself a Holy Spirit Christmas.  What we … Continue reading

Posted in Berry Street, Berry Street Worship Center, Bible, Christ, Christianity, Christmas, Christmas carols, Christmas Eve, East Nashville, feelings, God, holidays, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Jesus Christ, joy, lifestyles, Lord, meaning, miracles, Music City, mystery, mysticism, Nashville, popular culture, praise and worship, prayer, Quotations, Quotes, Reason For The Season, self-esteem, shopping, spiritual, spiritual disciplines, spiritual formation, spiritual growth, spiritual skills, spiritual warfare, The Salvation Army, Uncategorized, values, worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Grace — God’s Righteous Attributes Continually Expressed

To “say grace” means to pray over a meal. “Grace” is sometimes a woman’s name. “Amazing Grace” may be the most popular hymn of all time.  A popular acrostic says:  “Grace — God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.” But what does … 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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Chemistry Lab, Biology Lab, How ‘Bout Church Lab?

If you have ever taken a high school or college science class you have been to a lab class.  For chemistry and biology, lecture is not enough.  Students need to dissect an animal for themselves to really understand its anatomy.  They … 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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It’s Time For A God-ward Gaze

Some people stare at problems and are defeated by despair.  Other people set their eyes on pleasure and are overcome by destructive desires.  I want to gaze at God and glimpse His glory. Moses did.  “To quote the writer of Hebrews; “By … Continue reading

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Is The Denial Of God Anti-Intellectual?

Here is my definition of anti-intellectual:  opposing or indifferent to an intellectual approach; basing an opinion on personal presuppositions and/or emotion, rather than on reason. The rejection of the idea of God is based on an unproven, irrational presupposition — the view … Continue reading

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What The Church Can Learn From Country Music, Yall

I’m from Nashville, Music City — home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Mother Church of Country Music.  Here are some things that the church can learn from Country Music: *  Let people tell their stories.  Country songs tell heart-felt stories.  People … Continue reading

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