Category Archives: Preaching

The Church Boss

The epistles of 2 John and 3 John paint a small corner of a larger picture of what life was like in the early church. Those two epistles speak of how itinerant teachers would travel around to different places and … Continue reading

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Your Feelings Might Be Real, But They Won’t Impress an Atheist

“A Thought-Provoking Book” series (post #2) We’ve begun a series of posts on the book,¬†Why I Left, Why I Stayed. The book is coauthored by the father-son team of Tony and Bart Campolo and explores the reasons why Bart Campolo … Continue reading

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Something We Can Learn From the Harvey Weinstein Story

I can’t get on the internet these days without seeing a new article about the Harvey Weinstein scandal out in Hollywood. For those of you who might not know, Weinstein has been one of the most powerful men in the … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Conservative Icon

“The Jesus You Know” series (post #6) Ed Dobson was about as conservative as conservative gets. In 1979, when Rev. Jerry Falwell founded the Moral Majority (a Religious Right conservative movement that helped Ronald Reagan win the presidency in a … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Cosmic Santa Claus

“The Jesus You Know” series (post #5) I was licensed to preach in October of 1992 and formally ordained into the ministry in February of 1993. Upon my ordination, I began my first pastorate. This means that I’m in my … Continue reading

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Self-Preservation & Jesus

A man interviewed for a job at a famous art gallery that housed dozens of priceless masterpieces. As part of the interview process, he was asked, “If a fire broke out in this gallery and you could only save one … Continue reading

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What Should Have Been

I was a little under two years into my first pastorate when one afternoon, as I was driving in my car, I happened to drive past the sign for a certain church in our area. It was a sign that … Continue reading

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