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June 30, 2014
Thought for the Day: June 30, 2014
I am on vacation for two weeks, but here is a brief thought for today,...
May 09, 2014
What Fear Can Teach Us
Many of those we regard as heroes are simply women and men who forced themselves...
May 08, 2014
Evil and Healing
Snakes made an appearance in my devotion yesterday and in my sermon last Sunday. Snakes...
May 07, 2014
Ophidiaphobia, the fear of snakes, is one of the more common fears in our society....
May 06, 2014
Yesterday I talked about our friends who opened a folk art gallery called “Roots Up”...
May 05, 2014
Thought for the day:
We have the power to transform the world around us!
May 02, 2014
This Sunday the Virginia-Highland Church is having a Vision Summit. It is part of our...
May 01, 2014
Get Up and Make a Difference
What are you going to be when you grow up? Does it frustrate the living...
April 30, 2014
Navigation by the Stars
Businesses once were disparaged if they didn’t have 5, 10, and 25 year strategic plans....
April 29, 2014
Max Lucado, in his book In the Grip of Grace, tells the story of a...
April 28, 2014
I Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead in That.
Years ago I was the grand marshal of the gay pride parade in Phoenix. Staying...
April 25, 2014
Like Mary and Simon Peter and the gang, we cannot be silent witnesses of the...
April 24, 2014
Thea Bowman was a Roman Catholic nun. She was also the granddaughter of a slave...
April 23, 2014
In the movie “The Shawshank Redemption,” Andy Dufresne is a young banker wrongly convicted of...
April 22, 2014
$3 Worth of God
For some of us it is just a legend that might or might not be...
April 21, 2014
Versions of the Resurrection
Johnny wasn’t happy to leave his Easter basket behind to go to church. His new...
April 11, 2014
And so we come to the end of our Lenten journey. This Sunday is Palm...
April 10, 2014
People Began to Pay Attention..
So, I’ve been back in Georgia a little more than three years. After spending most...
April 09, 2014
Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is...
April 08, 2014
G.W. Target wrote a short story in 1973 called “The Window.” It illustrates powerfully the...
April 07, 2014
Misery is Optional
Some years ago I preached a sermon entitled “Pain is Inevitable, but Misery is Optional.”...
April 04, 2014
Easter is very late this year. For the most part, that makes church life easier....
April 03, 2014
A Devotion by Richard Rohr
Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest and the author of numerous books worthy of your...
April 02, 2014
More Wisdom, Less Siri
Since long before we started kindergarten, we have been praised and rewarded for what we...
April 01, 2014
See Life Clearly, See Ourselves Truly, See Our Future Hopefully
During Lent this year our congregation is seeking the Spirit's wisdom in three areas. We...
March 31, 2014
Jesus Did Not Debate
Yesterday’s assigned gospel lesson was from the ninth chapter of John. It is one of...
March 28, 2014
The Man Was BLIND.
If it doesn’t rain Sunday, or God forbid snow, or if the spring day isn’t...
March 27, 2014
We Argue; Jesus Heals
This Sunday the Gospel lesson shares the story of a man who was born blind....
March 26, 2014
I’ve been listening lately to an African-American gospel radio station in the mornings and a...
March 25, 2014
A Complete Dismissal of Jesus’ Most Core Instruction
When I was in Dallas I often got into trouble for calling the church to...
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