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The Arrest

A Homily ——————— That night itself was pregnant with the pangs of irony and opposites.  As the mob marched with torches and lanterns—in search of The Light.  Gathered in anger, anxiety and anticipation soldiers, Priest, police and Pharisees brandish their weapons to make war against the Prince of Peace.  Judas backed by army, but lacking […]

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How To Ignite Your Faith

If you live in Central, TX, you don’t want to miss IGNITE at The Vine Church tonight. IGNITE is a worship experiment. We’ll begin at 6:30, but you can come at 5:45 to share a meal with us. Here’s an excerpt from my comments tonight:

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The True Nature of Preaching

I first discovered the sermons and writing of Barbara Brown Taylor about 9 years ago when I read The Preaching Life. Recently I been looking back over the book. Here are some great words from her: “If the preaching they hear is effective, it will not hand them sacks of wisdom and advice to take […]

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What Happened To The 20-Minute Sermon?

I was slightly taken aback when one of our church members – a friend and supporter of mine – joked to her husband that she listens to me 40-minutes every Sunday. Trust me, no one knows better than I do when I stray over my allotted time. In fairness, my sermons are typically about 30-minutes, […]

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