Why Are We Doing Church Anyway?

So what are we doing church for anyway? Romans 12:1-8 Sermon Preached at: Federated Church, Weatherford, OK I grew up in a very Christian family—a very Southern Baptist family, in fact in the state of Tennessee. I grew up in the kind of home that had a careful watch on my moral choices; whether or
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Pentecost Possibilites– J. Dana Trent

Today marks the final installment of my summer blog series on Pentecost with a fabulous word from my seminary classmate and friend, Dana .Dana has a powerful story to tell and I’m glad to have her words to share with you here.  If you’ve missed any of these posts, might I suggest catching up before
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Need a Superhero?

God Sent Me Before You: Genesis 45:1-15 Sermon Preached at Idlywood Presbyterian Church, Falls Church, VA It is so easy look out on the world with a lens of two categories in which to place people: heroes and villains. Maybe this is indeed why the movies with the highest gross sales this summer (or anytime of
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Pentecost Possibilites- Lisa Newton


There are those within the Christian family for whom the celebration of Pentecost is not a big deal or even something that is noted. As we continue the conversation about the Holy Spirit today, I’ve invited, Lisa Newton a fellow blogger to post some of her reflections on what the Spirit moving in her life
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“Life Will Get Better, I Promise!”


If you could go back and have a conversation with yourself, 10, 20 or 30 years ago, what would you talk about? I know I’d have much to say. When I was in high school, I was extremely lonely. I felt like no one really knew who I was. I was words like “too serious”
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When Was the Last Time You Were All In?

“All In” Sermon Preached at Oaklands Presbyterian Church in Laurel, MD Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 I don’t know about you but I’m not the kind of person who enjoys taking BIG risks. I like to make measured decisions with the risks carefully analyzed and put into a larger perspective. I’m the kind of person who likes
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