Monthly Archives: June 2012

No “Right” Doesn’t Make Healthcare Wrong

With all the discussion regarding the Supreme Court’s decision regarding the Affordable Care Act, some clergy friends of mine have commented on the issue by referring to the United Methodist Church’s stance presented in the Social Principles. These are the denomination’s … Continue reading

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“SKY” VBS Sunday Celebration Sermon: “Trust God, AKA Boldly Go!”

This Sermon concluded the 2012 VBS, the theme of which, “Nothing is impossible with God” It was a wonderful week of great music, stories, games, snacks and fun as we were all reminded that with God the Sky is not … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It Review Series: “Up”

In honor of the release this weekend of the newest Pixar film “Brave,” I offer my review of “Up,” my favorite Pixar film and one of my favorite films period. This review originally appeared in the June 19th 2009 edition of the North Texas … Continue reading

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VBS, Children’s Ministry, and Special Needs Scattershooting

I was thinking today, how often does one get a chance to let their hair down, literally for those who have it, and figuratively for those of us who are hair challenged?  This week while planning our Vacation Bible School … Continue reading

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Mad Men Finale: Subtlety Whispers Greatness

Nelle Engoron offered her review of the season finale of Mad Men for (link below.) For the last 4 seasons Matthew Weiner’s 1960’s drama has become one of the most recognized and award winning dramas in television history, winning … Continue reading

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Olympic Fever: Catch It 2

As long as I can remember I have enjoyed watching the Olympics.  I have a few memories of the 1968 Olympics from Mexico City, especially Bob Beamon’s crushing of the long jump record by several feet and establishing a record … Continue reading

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“The Day That Changed the World” AKA “The Resurrection and Reasonable Doubt”

Easter Sermon 2012. Lately some of us need a reminder of the promised possibilities God offers and the power of  resurrection faith.

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The “Jaws of Discipled Life”

Last year I attended a Dallas Film Society screening of “Jaws” with a friend of mine.   This was the last of a series of films selected by Dallas Morning News film critic Chris Vognar.   I had not seen the film … Continue reading

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