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St. Patrick’s Day

Here is a portion of “The Breastplate of St. Patrick” for St. Patrick’s Day. Hope you find it as moving as I do. Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above … Continue reading

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Posted by The GeekPreacher at 1:13 pm

Exposing 5 Top Preacher Myths

Preacher Myth #5: “You don’t pay taxes on your income, right?” Answer: “Have you lost your frakkin’ mind? Of course I pay taxes. However, some ministers took an option often referred to as “opting out” on social security due to … Continue reading

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Posted by The GeekPreacher at 2:40 am

The Geekpreacher Week In Review

Recently, I’ve had a conversation with a colleague on how a minister spends their time. I’ve also had others ask me similar questions. So, how does a geekpreacher spend his week? Let’s take a look at last week and see. … Continue reading

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Posted by The GeekPreacher at 1:46 pm

Fruitfulness

I recently received a message about evaluating fruitfulness in one’s ministry and this is an area I’ve thought about over the years. As I thought over it, I realized I could point to some wonderful speaking engagements over the years … Continue reading

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Posted by The GeekPreacher at 2:57 pm

Two Score and Ten Years Ago #50Years

Today the web is abuzz with articles about a man who died fifty years ago today. His life had a tremendous impact on society and, personally, it has touched me in a number of ways. In fact, my first published … Continue reading

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Posted by The GeekPreacher at 3:24 pm

The Sermonator?

So, it’s almost 2:00 AM on a Sunday and I’m still awake. I’ve been wrestling with sermons over the coming weeks and am a bit frustrated. Normally I try to prepare my sermons some time in advance just in case … Continue reading

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Posted by The GeekPreacher at 12:59 pm

CORE Christianity

I have come to really enjoy trees over the past few years. My wife has helped me take notice of this beautiful part of creation in its varied forms. As fall approaches, I’m sure most of you will look at … Continue reading

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Posted by The GeekPreacher at 6:43 pm

Florida, England, & GenCon or “How I Spent My Summer Vacation”

Sorry I haven’t blogged for some time. Life has been kicking me around with the busyness of everything. Long story short? Moved to a new charge in June of this year (United Methodist speak for moving to a new church … Continue reading

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Posted by The GeekPreacher at 3:01 pm

Celebrationism

Recently, I’ve heard Leonard Sweet ask two different groups, “In 2017, should we celebrate the birth of Protestantism or its death?” Here are my thoughts after a lengthy tour of colleges in Cambridge which were founded by Christians advocating learning … Continue reading

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Posted by The GeekPreacher at 10:56 pm

Feeling Guilty About Being Good

For a long time, I would feel guilty because certain things seem to come easy to me. It felt as if I was cheating because my own natural talents allowed me to do certain things faster and better than others. … Continue reading

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