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04 July 2011 ~ 8 Comments

Taste of Heaven

I think we tasted Heaven. I mean yesterday, in our Sunday celebration. The sanctuary was packed, which is usually not the case for a holiday weekend like the 4th of July. It wasn’t packed because everyone decided to show up on an off weekend, though. It was packed because NewHeart gathered with our sister church, […]

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05 July 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Summer Sabbatical Scoop 5

It’s Sunday night and Colleen and the boys took off for home a while ago. Colleen works in the morning and the boys have their own different football activities they have to be back for. I am taking advantage of the time for some solitude, as well as cleaning the RV and packing things up […]

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13 June 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Thoughts About Joey Pullen

On Sunday evening, May 31, I received one of a handful of the saddest phone calls I have ever (and will ever) receive. Joey Pullen, a former member of NewHeart’s Youth Ministries, had committed suicide that afternoon. All the reasons surrounding Joey’s decision and its implications (as is the case with almost every suicide) are […]

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24 June 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Thoughts About “Biblical”

I’ve been reading some stuff in the last week or so about what’s “Biblical” and what’s not. I’m getting kind of bugged by it. Specifically, it’s stuff on how churches do church. The train of thought is “we want to do church Biblically” or “more Biblically.” Haven’t you been doing church Biblically before? I know […]

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05 December 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Looking & Listening

I’ve been working through a teaching series lately called “Seasons”, where we’ve been looking at how God has set the earth to identify when certain seasons change. Depending on what part of the world you live in, you can tell by the weather when Fall turns to Winter … Winter to Spring … and so […]

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19 April 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Birthing A Message, Part 2

Continuing from the last post on this topic, I’ll share with you some thoughts about why I believe that things like titles and graphics/artwork are so important to a message or series. I won’t belabor the studies that show how overwhelmingly we learn and retain more effectively from visual modes over just auditory modes. Actually […]

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07 March 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Jesus bones?

Some have been asking my thoughts on the recent Discovery Channel show claiming to have discovered the bone boxes of Jesus, his “wife”, Mary Magdalene and their “son”. My thoughts are pretty simple. Obviously, they start with the thought that it’s not true. The Bible clearly tells us that Jesus rose from His grave and […]

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