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Obama’s Oslo Speech and Sermon Writing

I heard In Oslo Speech, Obama Must Sidestep Land Mines on NPR last week. I believe that the method for writing a presidential speech could be applied to writing a sermon. Here is an excerpt from the article: Those speeches are crafted in a tiny, low-ceilinged room in the basement of the West Wing, directly […]

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changing lives church ministry worship

Road Trip for Worship Online

At the recent National Church Leadership Conference, I had the opportunity to be a part of a workshop about pastoring an online network church. The presenter, Reggie Kidd, is part of the leadership at Northland, A Church Distributed. He shared a video which I found to be fascinating, encouraging and hopeful. What do you think?

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ministry worship

Top Hymns for a Funeral

Here is a list of the top hymns for a service of death and resurrection. What other songs would you add to this list? United Methodist Hymnal Name of Song or Hymn 110 A Mighty Fortress is our God 378 Amazing Grace 700 Abide with Me 154 All hail the power of Jesus’ name 166 […]

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Wrath: My Sermon

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to preach at 5 services at Resurrection’s Central Campus. It was a lot of fun. You can check out the manuscript at http://bit.ly/195vZu and see if I stuck to it in the video below. Enjoy!

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blog worship

Preaching Preparation…

No more brain cells on blogging for me this week as I am preparing to preach this weekend at Resurrection on wrath. I hope that you might be able to join us at Resurrection’s Central Campus or at http://live.cor.org http://www.cor.org/worship-sermons/worship-schedule/

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united methodist church worship

Invitation to Follow @rezlive

I invite you to follow @rezlive on Twitter to stay up to date on the goings on at http://live.cor.org. Join us worship live at http://live.cor.org Sundays at 10:45 AM and 5:00 PM Central Time, and for other events as announced. @rezlive will become more active over time. Enjoy!

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faith question and response worship

An Open Invitation to Preaching Collaboration

This coming weekend, I will be preaching on Wrath at Resurrection’s Central Campus as part of a series on the Seven Deadly Sins. I am working and praying hard to have the best possible sermon for this weekend. This is where you come in. I want to hear from you – what questions, ideas, suggestions, […]

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worship

Adventures in Ministry – April 23, 2009

This past weekend I had the opportunity to be a part of a worship design retreat. It was a varied group of campus pastors, worship venue leads, pastors and others that came and went over the course of the weekend. It was time away from normal settings at Heartland Presbyterian Center – close to Parkville, […]

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worship

Top 5 Things for Hands while Singing at Church

Sometimes I am not quite sure what to do with my hands while singing at church. I am not particularly comfortable with raising my hands, even when the song says “I lift my hands.” This is part of my personality and part of my current context. I want to share with you the things that […]

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worship

Andrew Preaching Ash Wednesday 2009

Thanks to Nick K. for assistance with the video file. This is the sermon that I preached on February 25, 2009 for Ash Wednesday. Enjoy!

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worship

Day and Data after Ash Wednesday

I preached last night at the Ash Wednesday service at Resurrection Central. I believe that God used me to introduce and remind people of God’s story, their story and to offer the invitation to connect the two. Throughout the day yesterday, I found that I was getting a significant traffic spike here at Thoughts of […]

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Adventures in Ministry – February 16, 2009

It has been an adventure leading the Vibe worship service on Sunday mornings in the Student Center at Resurrection’s central campus. I love the feel, the people and the music. Yesterday,  I had the joy to baptize the third infant in that service. It is great. To get a taste of the service, check out […]