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Blessings of Ministry – Teaching (3 of 3)

There are many blessings of being in ministry serving as a pastor at a local church. One of these is the chance to teach classes about knowing, loving and serving God. This week I finished the second of a six week class in which we are looking at how we respond to God’s love and […]

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Teaching Methodism 101

I believe remembering who we are as United Methodists is a key to revival within the denomination. I enjoy teaching and I particularly enjoy teaching Methodism 101 – What does it mean to be a United Methodist and what difference does that make in my life? Last month, I had the great opportunity to teach […]

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Preaching = Fun

Yesterday morning, I had the opportunity to preach at the Heritage Service at Resurrection Leawood. This is the first service on Sunday at Resurrection beginning at 7:45 AM. It was the first time that I had lead worship in several months and it felt really good. We considered the story of Jesus washing the feet […]

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Speedlinking – June 4, 2010

The World Map of Touristyness is a cool look at the world. Walk a mile in another’s shoes – Connecting with the right community has step by step advice for doing just that. Want people to start reading the Bible? come to worship? etc. Check out Behavior Change Made Easy (sort of) Another good nugget […]

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Will you come to Leadership Institute 2010? #li2010

I hope your answer is yes. This is Resurrection’s 11th annual Leadership Institute 11th annual leadership training event in which we hope to give away our best ideas. This year the focus will be on the future of the church. There are young adult and new church start discounts. You can find more information and […]

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Speedlinking – May 7, 2010

Bad behavior is a post that matches up with my own experience. Foreign Service Institute’s Extensive Language Courses Are Available Free Online – Amazing. I may have to try the service referenced at I just hired an assistant for $30 a month… I have found that, for some, Resurrection Online is Church for Church Leaders. […]

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Reverberations of 81 Words on Homosexuality and the UMC

The debate in the United Methodist Church about homosexuality and whether it is “incompatible with Christian teaching” or if “a self-avowed practicing homosexual” should be ordained has continued for many years. No matter where you stand on these issues, I wholeheartedly recommend listening to the following story from┬áThis American Life. The story is “81 Words: […]

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Discussions on The Shack

Last night, I had a great time leading over 100 people in discussions on the book, The Shack by William Paul Young. Thanks to all of you who were there. You can find the handout, notes and schedule that I had prepared before the class at this link. Feel free to use it to lead […]

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Prayer: A Small Group Curriculum

On Sunday night, Nicole and I had the great opportunity to be a part of a small group teaching from the newly released – Prayer: A Small Group Curriculum. It is a four week small group study about prayer. This was developed, written and produced here at Resurrection and I think that it is a […]

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What is the Trinity?

Great question. I had the great opportunity to talk about the trinity with a group of young adults at a Sunday morning small group taster this morning hosted by the Couples in Christ class which meets at 9:00 AM at Resurrection. I tried to touch on what what it means to be a theologian, the […]

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Listening Outside my Context

I have started to listen more frequently to sermon podcasts as both a spiritual practice and to experience different preaching styles. Here are a few that I have subscribed to thus far. (iTunes links) Holy Trinity Brompton Sunday Talks National Community Church Audio Podcast The Village Church – Sermon Audio Mars Hill Bible Church You […]