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Baptism Video

Here is the video I mentioned in the sermon on Baptism yesterday. Definitely not the way they teach it in seminary. Thanks to Jim Brumet for the link. Also, if you missed the service and want to hear the sermon, it is up on our church podcast. Click here to listen.

About Yesterday’s Sermon

I have received several requests for more information about the article I read to begin my sermon yesterday that dealt with the Colorado theater shootings.  It actually comes from a personal blog of a mother called “A Miniature Clay Pot.”  Seems she had a total of 11 regular readers before, but over a million views Keep Reading

Of Death and Taxes

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  Benjamin Franklin in 1789 Today, like many others judging by the insufferably long line at the post office, I sent my check to the IRS.  But then I just heard that about half of Americans do not pay any income tax. Keep Reading

Happy New Year!

It’s that time when we start thinking about the future.  Call them goals, resolutions, changes, hopes or dreams.  Here are a few of mine for the church in 2011. 1.  Cure the ‘Keys Disease‘

A Bible Study “Pearl”

I am feeling a little better about something today.  I would go so far as to say I am even feeling somewhat validated.  And it is about something that has been bothering me for about two and a half years ago.  Here’s the story. It begins at youth camp in the summer of 2008.  The Keep Reading

Reality Check

I did it. I have registered for the Miami Half Marathon. I am willingly paying good money to go out and run 13.1 miles. I like to think of it as the next step in my running evolution. I have run several 5K races. Even placed 2nd in my age group in a race last Keep Reading

Whitewater Lessons

For the last few years on our summer vacation, one of the highlights of our trips has been whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River. This summer was no different. Except it was. And a lot. Let me explain. The Nantahala is mostly made up of class II rapids, making it rather tame by rafting standards. Keep Reading

My New Bible

So I got a new Bible for Father’s Day. I held my old one up a few weeks ago during a sermon, and the gift idea was born. And as you can see by the picture, my old Bible was looking quite the worse for wear. The binding along the spine is peeling off. The Keep Reading

Of Thrones and Grace

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”  Hebrews 4:16  What do you focus on when you read/hear/quote that verse? I imagine many of us camp out on the word boldly. And with good reason. To be able to Keep Reading