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Archive for June 2011

Oh, The Divine Irony Of IT!

June 25, 2011

You have to love God and how He is able to vindicate and validate after self righteous pharisees pontificate. In short, Jesus got a slap down on someone who needed it. The preaching ministry of Kenny Baldwin at Teen Extreme Camp at Pensacola Christian College was nothing short of amazing and totally inspirational and life […]

Pipe Organs, Preaching, and a Pip Squeak

June 23, 2011

On Wednesday night I attended the famous Campus Church of Pensacola Christian College. The interior of the Crowne Centre  is beautiful and majestic as you enter the atrium. Once inside the auditorium it becomes apparent it was designed for performances and operas but not for preaching.  The theater style seating rows go on and on with […]

The Cookie Cutter

June 22, 2011

“God made you an original. Don’t die a copy.” I have used that statement as a motto to young people and old people in my ministry for over two decades. Sometimes it’s hard for us to break out of the mold others try to put us in. Especially in church … fundamentalism in particular. If […]

Summer Camp

June 21, 2011

As a Youth Pastor there are certain occupational expectations. One of them is taking the teens to camp. Oh, and you’re expected to looooove the idea of doing it. Well, I organized it … promoted it … made it happen … all while dreading it. Me? In a dorm room on a cot? This year […]

Yup, I Am…

June 19, 2011

…going to comment on former Rep. Anthony Weiner of NY. No, I am not going to join the pile on. Kicking a man that is down accomplishes nothing more than feeding one’s own self dillusion of sanctimonious self righteousness. Yes, I think he needed to step down. He needs time with his wife and family. […]

Happy Anniversary

June 11, 2011

Celebrating 18 years! God has certainly demonstrated His grace, forgiveness, mercy, and compassion through this woman He gave me. I am blessed beyond anything I deserve.

Konnections Across the Country

June 9, 2011

Remember when email seemed so cutting edge? “Dude, shoot me an email.” Then came AOL and Instant Messaging. Now, it’s Twitter, Skype, Facebook, and XBox … yup a video game. My sons hounded me for an XBox 360 for Christmas. Now, I admit the last video game system I owned had an Atari logo on […]

Why Are They REALLY Mad?

June 8, 2011

For nearly two weeks Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has occupied the news. Unless you were vacationing on another planet you have seen the reports. He denied sending inappropriate pictures over Twitter. “My account was hacked,” was the claim. Then on Monday he dropped the bomb and confessed. Weiner apologized to his wife, his family, and […]

Proud Parents of a Baby ????

June 7, 2011

It started this summer with the news report of the couple in Canada who refused to reveal the gender of their baby named Storm. They desire their child to grow up free from gender stereotypes. So apparently turning their child into a lab rat is a better idea than pink for girls and blue for […]

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

June 6, 2011

Some people learn things the easy way. Some people learn things the hard way. Some people learn by hearing. Some people learn through experience. Some people just don’t learn. The definition of dysfunction is repeating the same behavior or habit that doesn’t work but hoping for a different result. Let’s make this practical to understand […]