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Jobs that prepared me for full-time ministry - Saturday, March 3rd 2012 10:30 PM
I just noticed that it has been almost 2 months since I have written a note on here, so here goes nothing! I truly believe that God has been preparing me for full-time...
The Stuff that Really Doesn't Matter - Wednesday, January 18th 2012 8:21 AM
Recently, I have heard a discussion about corporate worship, and a comment was made that we should not divide over stuff that "really doesn't matter." I am confident that the...
Should the Church Celebrate Christmas? - Friday, December 23rd 2011 4:55 PM
*** Before you begin to read this, please keep in mind that the beginning of this note is an extreme view that I do NOT support.  However, it is inevitable that somebody...
Imitators of God - Sunday, October 2nd 2011 3:15 PM
          God is holy, and as humans, we need to remember that He is so far above us that there is no way we can compare to His holiness.  And...
Patience - Sunday, September 18th 2011 6:58 PM
          We are truly blessed to live in a time when we have all kinds of neat inventions.  Kids today have no idea of what it is like to get...
Reflection on 9/11 - Wednesday, September 14th 2011 9:15 AM
The following is an excerpt from last Sunday's sermon:          I remember where I was on that Tuesday because I was working for a freight...
Long time, no post! - Wednesday, August 3rd 2011 10:26 AM
I just checked my posts and noticed that the date of my last post was June 10!  I didn't realize how long it has been, so I guess it's time to get back to writing....
I think I may need to change my name... - Friday, June 10th 2011 12:11 PM
I have been thinking about my name, and how it has the potential of hindering my efforts as a preacher.  My last name is Winfrey, and since Oprah Winfrey has a weird...
Can't we all just get along? - Saturday, May 28th 2011 6:05 PM
I remember quite a few years back when I was in high school a video of police brutality that caused many riots in major cities all across America.  At one point during the...
Name Changes for Colleges - Thursday, April 28th 2011 2:41 AM
Considering the presence of uncertainty surrounding the name change for a couple of colleges that are close to my heart, I feel compelled to offer my 2 cents.  It has been...
Distorted Leadership Models - Monday, April 18th 2011 11:50 AM
In my Pastoral Epistles class I am taking at CCU's Seminary, one of the books I have to read is They Smell Like Sheep by Dr. Lynn Anderson (Howard Books, 1997), and in chapter...
Engaging the Mind - Sunday, April 10th 2011 4:40 PM
Preaching comes in a variety of styles, and depending on the style you prefer, you either find your preacher very interesting or boring.  Of course, the preaching you grew...
Education vs. Experience - Saturday, April 2nd 2011 9:37 AM
The tension between education and experience has been around for longer than most history books record.  During the days of Jesus, the "educated" were often the object...
Creating a Legacy of Faith - Saturday, March 26th 2011 12:33 PM
As we consider the examples of faithful men of God in the Old Testament, there is a common thread in most people.  They grew up in a Godly family, and they received the...
New season brings new life - Sunday, March 13th 2011 6:30 PM
Now that Spring is in the air and the days are starting to get longer, the plants are beginning to wake up from their long winter's nap in order to bring new life to the dull,...
Creating a Sermon Schedule - Thursday, February 24th 2011 8:48 AM
Sermons are as unique as the preachers who give them.  In the same way, the sermon schedule is unique.  There have been many different views presented, discussed, and...
Transitioning to a new church - Saturday, February 12th 2011 1:15 PM
As I look out at the North Carolina mountains from the house of one of the elders of my new church, I am reminded of the magnificent beauty of God's creation.  However, no...
Creating a Trial Sermon - Thursday, January 20th 2011 11:07 PM
The trial sermon is a unique sermon as the preacher is trying to get to know the congregation while the congregation is trying to get to know the preacher.  The sermon is...
My style of Preaching - Tuesday, January 11th 2011 8:44 PM
After much time of research into my past sermons, and study in various styles of preaching, I have decided to name the style of preaching I am most comfortable with. ...
Backbone of the Sermon Outline - Saturday, January 8th 2011 5:25 PM
As I continue evaluating my style of preaching, I have noticed something in common with all of my sermons.  As I build my outlines, I usually have 3 main components that I...
Preaching styles - Thursday, January 6th 2011 6:14 AM
As I am wrapping up my assignments for this seminar in preaching I have been taking, I am reflecting on the wealth of information I have been given in such a short amount of...
Happy New Year!!! - Friday, December 31st 2010 6:50 PM
As we say goodbye to 2010 and look forward to 2011, many people take the time to reflect on the past year, and make commitments for the new year.  I pray that among those...