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Incarnation Is Not A Flower (But God With Us)

Incarnation is not a flower, but like a flower it is beautiful and glorious — the life of God animating physical matter.  Describing Jesus Christ, John the Beloved said:  “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”  God didn’t … 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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What The Church Can Learn From YouTube (Live, It’s Sunday Morning!)

I found these YouTube statistics online.  It has more than 2 billion views per day which is almost twice the prime-time audience of America’s three major broadcast networks combined.  More video is uploaded to YouTube in 60 days than all three U.S. … Continue reading

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Life Beyond Stuff (Rocks, Trees, TVs, & Living Bodies) — Another Dimension

It’s easy to get stuffy in a world where everything (including us) is made of stuff.  Our bodies are made of cells that are made of molecules that are made of atoms that are made of sub-atomic particles.  It’s all stuff … Continue reading

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Things That Stir My Soul

Here are some things that stir my soul to sense the spiritual reality that surrounds us — that create a sense of awe in my heart.  These things motivate me, inspire me, and help me be aware of the reality … Continue reading

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A Man Made Over By Miracles

  Keith Easley’s full blooded Cherokee grandmother taught him to love God and she prayed for him always. However, Keith, like most of us, had his own ideas. He wound up addicted to drugs and holding a leadership position in … Continue reading

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I Was Misled by Sunday School

When I was a child my family seldom went to church. Once, however, when I was in the third or fourth grade, we visited a Presbyterian church a few times. One Sunday, when I was attending Sunday school there, the … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, biography, Creator, God, history, Jesus Christ, lifestyles, religion, resurrection, self-esteem, Sunday school, Uncategorized, What is church? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments