God is in the Response

  We pray for those suffering from the storms in the midwest.  This week our church sent a team to Alabama to help with clean-up,…

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Pastoring: the Job is Tougher than You Think

Years ago I heard Bill Hybels speak on Robert Schuller’s “Hour of Power.”  The occasion was the Sunday Morning service at the end of a…

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The Power of Small Groups and Our Life in Christ

This week I am in Atlanta, GA., teaching a class in spiritual formation for the Salvation Army.  Part of the class is learning the power…

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My Easter Faith

Easter is a moment to remember where we stand.  I will tell you the foundation of my faith.  My faith firmly stands on two feet:…

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Yet, I Believe!

  Maundy Thursday celebrates the Last Supper of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  We remember the event with Messianic Passover meals, with beautiful music, and an…

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When the Pressure is on, what Matters?

  Businesses and churches share a common mantra today: “do more with less!” Our value to the organization, quakes and trembles in a trinity of…

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Backs Against the Wall

  Howard Thurman’s classic book, Jesus and the Disinherited, opens with this startling statement: Many and varied are the interpretations of the teaching and life…

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The Years Teach

  I remember my first interview for a full time position as a Senior Pastor.  (And, I became the pastor of the church.)  The small…

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I Met Jesus At The Football Game

  Annette Harber is a member of the School of Education at Trevecca Nazarene University.  She works as an assisstant librarian.  Recently, she shared a…

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A Prayer for Our Pastors

In October, 2010, the pastor appreciation committee of our board asked me to pray for our pastoral staff on Appreciation Sunday.  The request took my…

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