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Eight Little Words
November 15, 2016
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Eight Little Words

Over the past few days I have been reading my Facebook feed and watching the various reactions about the election. Most, but not all of my friends are in shock, saddened, confused and fearful. Some of my friends are asking for Jesus to come back. Some are sharing horrifying posts of hate crimes. Others are […]

Love, is a VERB. Don’t get it twisted.

Love, is a VERB. Don’t get it twisted.

This post could apply to any church, any denomination, or any institution. We sit around and point fingers at the government and others in power, but we fail to acknowledge the role we play maintaining the status quo. When my team and I came up with the convention theme, Love is a Verb, we came up […]

Jesus doesn’t need a denomination, but you might

Jesus doesn’t need a denomination, but you might

The leadership education department at Duke University asks a good question: What’s the future of denominations? As a current denominational leader on an unsteady ship I probably think about this every single day and twice on Monday. As a former pastor I think, “Do I really need BIG denomination? Local ministry is where it is […]

What You Talkin’ Bout God?
June 4, 2015
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What You Talkin’ Bout God?

I believe that God still speaks to His people, but sometimes I want to scream, “God! Get your message straight. You are confused.” On a regular basis, I hear the men and women of God explaining how they have “heard from God” or how they have discerned God’s will. I get emails from angry conservatives […]

12 Precepts: Authority
October 2, 2014
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12 Precepts: Authority

There is a tension that exists in our society today.  Maybe it has always been there, but we are smarter now. Information is easily acceptable. It is right at our finger tips. Young people today question authority. There is more faith in Wikipedia (which has proven over and over again to have false information) than […]