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Life Before the Cross

For years I have worn a cross around my neck. It’s unique and is key to my personality. The meaning behind the cross is more important than that. The cross reminds me, reminds us all, what was sacrificed for me … Continue reading

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14 Years – Ode to My Car, Ministry and Lessons Learned

I called the towing service this morning to see if they could meet me at the ramp off 288.  My car had been sitting there since yesterday afternoon.  My roommate let me take her car to see that my car … Continue reading

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Fragile and Handle With Care on These Holy Days

It’s Saturday afternoon and I’m at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts writing a sermon. I am preaching on Wednesday at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. My wonderful alma mater honored me with the invitation to preach and on … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of Heaven came to Richmond Yesterday

First Baptist, Richmond is on a yearlong mission trip this year.  Jesus Christ is the driver and the bus has pulled into Richmond to bring the Kingdom to town.  It’s a beautiful ride to be a part of.  Yesterday, I … Continue reading

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Ode to Dr. Spencer and a Grateful Reminder to All Who Are Called

I am having so many flashbacks right now. I went to River Road, Baptist today to hear and see Dr. Scott Spencer preach and it’s the first time I’ve been back to a “formal” “high church” worship since landing back … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Ms. Betty

While I was going to the moderate CBF seminary here in town, I worked at the Christian bookstore owned by the fundamental Southern Baptist Convention.  You can imagine I heard some harsh words from “both” sides of the pew in … Continue reading

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A Year Later……for the Youth

This is the beginning of a strange week for me…one that I felt coming on for the past couple of weeks.  This week will mark a year since I had to leave Newton and move back to Richmond.  A year … Continue reading

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