Category: The Green Room
Distracted

Distracted

On Thursday, I was enjoying a remarkably peaceful day. After a breakfast with some fellow-preachers, our youth minister Chase accompanied me to one of our favorite sporting goods ...

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Be a Builder

Be a Builder

Two years ago, several preachers came together to start IMPACT Work Camp which allows teens to paint homes and do yard work for needy families. IMPACT is a rotating event that ...

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What Do We See?

What Do We See?

I’m a big fan of optical illusions. I like to be challenged to see things that might not be observable at first glance. Optical illusions are a perfect metaphor for life in that ...

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Help Me Be a Friend of God

Help Me Be a Friend of God

I have debated for a while in my mind whether or not to write and share this particular post. For one thing, I want my blog to be characterized by its positivity and ability to be ...

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My Biggest Fear as a Preacher

My Biggest Fear as a Preacher

On Sunday morning, I spoke from Acts 2 about the Day of Pentecost. Sunday marked fifty days since Easter Sunday, so it was timely to examine one of the most well-known chapters of ...

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Evil is real…and it’s evangelizing!

Evil is real…and it’s evangelizing!

Every other Thursday some of the men of our church family in Ellijay meet for a period of prayer, Bible study, fellowship, and coffee drinking. LOTS of coffee drinking. These ...

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Investigate

Investigate

Netflix recently released a television show called Making a Murderer that chronicles the bizarre story of Steven Avery. Avery, as many of you know by now, was arrested in ...

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Why I Love to Fail

Why I Love to Fail

I’ll admit it. I thought the Panthers were going to destroy the Broncos on Sunday night. I was wrong. While Peyton Manning is obviously far removed from his glory days, the ...

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Why We Have to Stop Playing Church

Why We Have to Stop Playing Church

I think it’s time for each of us to stop and take an honest assessment of how we use our time, energy, and resources. The time we spend in meetings, doing paperwork, and writing ...

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Do We Hate The Lost?

Do We Hate The Lost?

I was browsing through Facebook last week when I came across a video that I almost ignored. Penn Jillette is a well-known magician, political advocate, and reality TV star, but he ...

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5 Ways to Avoid Sexism in Your Local Church

5 Ways to Avoid Sexism in Your Local Church

Last week I attended the Polishing the Pulpit workshop in Sevierville, TN, and one of the lectures I heard haunted me as I headed back home. David Shannon from Mt. Juliet, TN ...

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The Permanence of Pain

The Permanence of Pain

Romans 12:15 is one of the easiest passages in the Bible to understand – “Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.” I am so proud of the way that churches ...

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