Love and Serve

"That is what the Son of Man has done: He came to serve, not be served - (Matthew 20:28) Last night David Brooks and Tavis Smiley shared the stage at Clowes Hall, Butler University, for the inaugural Faith and Action event. The...

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How Long O Lord?

"My soul is in deep anguish. How long, Lord, how long?" - Psalm 6:3 Watching the news from Charlotte this week and speaking with pastor friends there has left me somewhat deflated not just over the condition of my home state but our country...

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The Power of Invitation

"Come and see..." John 1:39 Some of you may recognize this story I've used before. It comes from David Jeremiah who tells it as one of the legends that grew from the bus ministry of Thomas Road Baptist Church. Some years ago, when they were...

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Never Forget

"I will turn their mourning into joy, I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow." - Jeremiah 31:13 A few years ago Susan and I visited the 911 Memorial in New York located beneath the Freedom Tower built where the former...

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A Global Movement

"If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples." John 8:31 The truly great thing about the World Methodist Council Conference is experiencing the global church. So many people speaking so many languages coming from such different...

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