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Give it Away

During the season of Advent we are having conversation about the old axiom “tis better to give than to receive.”  During the holiday season a number of us practice generosity in the form of gifts that we give away to … Continue reading

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Under Pressure

  I hate to admit this but I have had periods in my ministry when I couldn’t relate to my peers.  It doesn’t have anything to do with personalities – it has to do with their context and the things … Continue reading

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Scriptura

Last Sunday was my first of what I hope is many more with St. John’s UMC.  It was a wonderful day of worship followed by a welcoming reception in the rotunda.  My family and I are grateful for the warm … Continue reading

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Before and After

I am in the middle of a message series designed to teach and encourage sharing your faith story.  We will talk about everything under the sun with people.  However the majority of us avoid faith as a topic of conversation.  … Continue reading

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Spirit Life

One of the features (neither good or bad) of leading a modern worship-style community is that we don’t follow the liturgical colors or Christian calendar.  Since we are series driven and thematic it is all about the current and upcoming … Continue reading

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Faith and TMI

Most of you are aware of the acronym “TMI.”  If not it stands for “too much information.”  Young and old alike use it to let someone know that they are sharing more than their audience cares to hear or know.  … Continue reading

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Crisis Mismanagment

One of the newer emphasis’ of this era is to be a life-long learner.  Constantly seeking to understand and gain new knowledge, skills, or talents is being pushed as a new value. As the leader of a team (that happens to … Continue reading

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