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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

#40daywalk

Lent is not too far behind us and we are in the midst of the Easter Season. It’s quite an interesting time because the Bishop of the Memphis Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Bill McAlilly, has called us … Continue reading

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Posted by The GeekPreacher at 4:10 pm

The Eight Days of Easter

  On the first day of Holy Week, our true Lord began His Triumphal Entry. (Luke 19:28-44) On the second day of Holy Week, our true Lord made the sellers in the Temple flee. (Luke 19:45-46) On the third day … Continue reading

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Posted by The GeekPreacher at 3:19 pm

Just keep Babel’ing on….

I recently read a short blurb on Twitter which mentioned how important it is for religious leaders to use social media because, if you’re not online, you don’t exist to anyone under thirty. This reminded me of a discussion I … Continue reading

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Posted by The GeekPreacher at 11:55 am

Piercings are a transgression?

When I look around most mainline churches, I find everyone looks pretty much the same. Most people come from similar economic and cultural backgrounds and have many of the same peers. It reminds of Clone Wars from the Star Wars … Continue reading

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Posted by The GeekPreacher at 4:21 pm

Spiritual Disciplines in the 21st Century

Recently I was at a meeting where my District Superintendent was speaking. He told all present that over the next few months he would be asking the ministers in our district about their devotional lives. Honestly, I was pleased with … Continue reading

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