Month: June 2011

“Tangible in the church itself…”

In the wake of the events which led to my departure from Kewanna, my father-in-law sent me a book entitled A Door Set Open by Peter L. Steinke. I have gathered many nuggets of wisdom from its pages. I found this quote within which I thought I should share with you. It deals with the

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Sermon from 6.26.11 “Three Simple Rules: An Epistle to Kewanna United Methodist Church”

Micah 6:6-8 6 With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? 7 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my

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My favorite picture of Jesus

This is my favorite picture of Jesus. I got it from a gift shop in Pennville, Indiana. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

SERMON FODDER: God is no respecter of persons

This is an excerpt from my sermon on Sunday: Why does Jesus command us to love our enemies? It is difficult, for sure, yet we are commanded to do it. Why is this important? It goes to our understanding of God and man. There is God–he is up here. There is man–we are down here.

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Sermon from 6.19.11 “Roundabout Peace”

2 Corinthians 13.11-13 11 Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you.13 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,

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Kris Barnett calls Twitter “Tweeter”

I have been holding on to this video for a while. My wife’s cousin, Kris, always busts my chops for my obsession with the latest technology. I bust his chops right back for his lack of interest. One day, he attempted to tell me just how disconnected from all of it he really is. This

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Notes From The Pastor’s Office VIDEO BLOG #3

These are my new friends from the Wesley Foundation @ Purdue University. Glenn, the guy on the right, saw my shirt and struck up a conversation with me about it. His contingent from Purdue were a few feet away learning a song and dance with Christian, a friend of theirs from Africa. If I had

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SERMON FODDER: A Finger Dipped In A Still Pool

This is a stream of consciousness I wrote while ponder things during lunch at Annual Conference. I don’t think it has anything to do with anything happening at Annual Conference, but I think there is a sermon in there somewhere. It is rough and imperfect, but I hope it triggers something in you as it

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5 Twitter Accounts You SHOULD Follow & WHY

Here is a list of 5 Twitter accounts I always get something from (click on their handle to be forwarded to their Twitter Feed: John Piper. Whatever it is he tweets–and some of it can be of the more cryptic variety–It gets me thinking. The Onion. You can’t go wrong with funny fake news. Joel

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UPDATE: Phil Cooke Responds to My Response to His Response

You can see the whole conversation here. You can see the article that started it all here. This was the response Phil gave to my last response: Agreed on all counts. Since I work in the world of media, I may be more hopeful than you that our message could cut through the clutter out

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