Over

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It was almost one month ago. I was in Richmond, VA. I was at Hope Church for the quarterly gathering of the Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic and I was preparing my heart for the Friday night worship service. As people milled all around me, I sat at the end of a row praying that the …

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Transistions

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First, let me say that I am sorry for the long delay since my last blog entry. There has been a lot going on. Over the last two months, my family has transitioned once again. I was unexpectedly offered the opportunity to join the staff of a local church again. I can not tell you …

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Lost in Translation

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So, about three weeks ago, I noticed a new sign in front of a local church…and then there was the mailer we got (from that church) last week with the same sign on the cover. What do you think? Let me be clear. What I am about to write isn’t a judgement about the hearts …

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Defining Discipleship

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Discipleship. What does this twelve letter word mean? How do you define it? Go ahead. Write out your definition. Now, read on. Almost every definition for discipleship can be grouped into one of three categories. Modern Theological Historical/Ancient/Biblical   Modern: I call this category the method melting pot. Definitions that find their home here include …

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Sharing the Gospel?

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“We need to be a church that shares the Gospel.” “Our goal is to be a church full of people who tell others about Jesus.” “The most important thing you can spend your time doing and commit your life to doing is telling people about Jesus.” Have you ever heard those or variations of those …

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Authenticity

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Authenticity: The quality of being authentic. Authentic: real or genuine; not copied or false; true and accurate; made to be or look just like an original Isn’t that a great word? Here we are in the heat of primary season. Political ads are airing, candidates are stumping, debates are broadcasting, and all I really want …

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The Efficiency of Preaching…(but)

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Two weekends ago, my wife and I were invited to attend the Life on Life Missional Discipleship (LOLMD) conference at Perimeter Church outside of Atlanta, GA. We were invited to come and see how LOLMD worked with churches to integrate their small group strategy into existing church ministries. It was fantastic. Did I have a …

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A Prisoner (guest blogger)

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Every so often I will use this space to give voice to other bloggers. Today is one of those days. [Disclaimer: Today’s guest blogger is Rev. Greenwood’s wife] I.am.exhausted. I feel like a prisoner in my own home.  There isn’t a place I can go without being tracked down.  Even the bathroom isn’t a safe …

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Passion Baby

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I am a Passion baby. A what? A Passion baby. Let me explain. In 1998, I got on a bus in south GA and rode with a bunch of other college students to San Antonio, TX. We were going to a gathering. I’d never heard of it. I’d never heard of the speakers or the …

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The Tightrope of Truth

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Have you ever walked on a tightrope?   I haven’t, but I have walked on a balance beam (both a real one and those at the local park).            For some of you, walking across a beam or a rope may be no big deal, but for most of us, it is a lot …

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