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Godspeed John Oliver
John Oliver, on his show Last Week Tonight, does a wonderful job giving a long commentary on one topic.  This past week he chose Televangelists.  Below is the result of months of research and correspondence.  (warning, harsh language is used in this clip an...
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Sacred Bundles and Cows
Don’t
make today’s innovations into tomorrow’s sacred cows.  — Jeanie Daniel
Duck The
Change Monster: The Human Forces That Fuel or Foil Corporate Transformation and
Change (New York: Crown
Business, 2001), 263.* My Pastor Parish Relations Committee and I r...
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Prayer for this National Day of Prayer
This is the prayer I will pray at Indian Trail's National Day of Prayer service held at my church, Indian Trail UMC. National Day of Prayer:   Let us pray, creator God, you
imbedded into humanity in your image and it is because that divine spark that
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Multi-site and Connectinalism
I took part in a continuing education that was led by Brian Zehr .  It was a great 8 month journey as we looked at ways we can multiply and create solid leaders in the local church.  While at our last meeting we got into a discussion about multi-site congre...
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Looking at Sin in the Mirror - A Sermon on Racism
2 Corinthians 5:14-21 Looking at Sin in the Mirror 06-28-15 My heart broke, my soul cried, my mouth fell open when I
heard that 9 people were shot, in a church, during a Bible Study in Charleston,
SC.   I was sitting in the living room
when of the house we ...
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As Fast As the Last Person
The work of
adaptive change requires an open heart to respect and appreciate the pains of
change that you are asking people to sustain. - Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky
 (“Leading with an Open Heart,” Leader to Leader, Fall 2002, 33.) I have attempted t...
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Change and a Better Me
People will change only if they believe that a new insight,
a new idea, or a new form helps them become more of who they are.   - Margaret
J. Wheatley (Leadership and the New Science , 2nd edition (San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 1999), 148.)  This quote co...
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Jesus Control | nakedpastor
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I've been writing and thinking about this very thought. Who thinks man can dole out God like there's some well full of Living Water and we d

Pilgrimage Sermon Series - Entering God's Promised Land - Philippians 2:...
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Today we are on the last leg of this Pilgrimage. If you remember six weeks back, on Epiphany, we started this journey towards God's Promised

Adventures In Revland: Cutting Districts
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Cutting Districts. The Western North Carolina Conference (WNCC) decided to move from 15 districts to 8 districts by January 2013. This move

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God’s Baggage or Mine? | nakedpastor
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God's Baggage or Mine? Written on November 17, 2011 in cartoons. 2 Comments - Leave a comment! This is one of my most popular cartoons,

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Theological scholar Andrew McGowan examines how December 25 came to be associated with the birthday of Jesus and became Christmas, a holiday

Attention Young Clergy
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I need some help and I need some opinion from some Young Clergy (Elders, Deacons, Candidates, whoever!). For those of YC who accepted a call

Clergy Death Tsunami? | Adventures In Revland
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Today, Jeremy over at Hacking Christianity, has encouraged people to write about Lovett Weems' book Focus. I'm about half way throug

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What Your Pastor Really Wants for Christmas
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Ministry Matters™ | Articles | What Your Pastor Really Wants for Christmas The above link is an interesting article from Ministry Matters. B

Advent Devotion - Dec. 4
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I cannot read this passage without thinking about linemen. If you are not a football fan then this devotion will be not be too inspiring but

Anti-Evangelism
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We all have "Back to Egypt" people in our congregations. Those who would rather go back to the way it "once was" because that is where they

Ordaining Moments
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This past week I was a retreat and they had us tell the story of one of our "ordaining moments." These are the moments we have in ministry w

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Avoid Becoming the Pastor You Swore You'd Never Be - Part V
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You are a person. ('Fashion your life in accordance with [the] precepts [of the gospel of Jesus Christ]....) Putting "The Reverand" in front

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There have been many changes in the itinerant system of the UMC over the years. From what it sounds like, back in first and middle part of t