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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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Christmas Is Full Of Mystery — So Is Life

Christmas is full of mystery.  Mystery is difficult for some people to accept. It is human nature to want to know how things happen. We want to understand — to figure things out. This innate human trait has been good … Continue reading

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A Call — Add Fuel To A Spiritual Fire In Nashville, Tennessee

Even a spiritual fire needs fuel. When a spiritual fire starts it needs a steady supply of fuel to keep burning and to keep growing. There is a spiritual fire in Nashville – hearts ablaze with excitement about Jesus. People … Continue reading

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The Best Mall Of All

I am into consumerism, but not shopping for stuff. (Traditional shopping can be torture for me.) So my favorite mall is not one with retail stores.  The mall that gets me excited is Wisdom’s Mall — the public library. I love … Continue reading

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