Monthly Archives: March 2010

Thanks! – Children don’t remember ever giving any thought to having children while I was growing up. But when Christi and I got married there was no doubt that we planned to have children. But which ones? There are so many models … Continue reading


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One of the books I’m reading now is Neil Cole’s Organic Leadership: Leading Naturally Right Where You  Are. If you’re a committed proponent of traditional ways of doing, structuring and leading church, don’t read this book. Keep it far away. … Continue reading

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Thanks! Christi and I have been married just over twenty five years. If I’d kept on the same trajectory I’d been on through my growing up years and beginning of college, I probably wouldn’t be married today. I was just too … Continue reading

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Thanks! Nancey Murphy

When I finished college, I took a couple of weeks off and went straight to seminary. Both were good experiences for me. In college I finally learned how to be a good student. More importantly, I found a good wife … Continue reading

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Bumper Sticker “Thinking”

While it is easy to rouse emotions with a bumper sticker, it is more difficult to express intelligent thought. Yesterday I saw a bumper sticker that said, “Last Time We Mixed Politics and Religion People Got Burned at the Stake.” … Continue reading

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Thanks! Mom & Dad

From Heyduck Slides I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for my parents. While that’s true from a merely biological perspective, it’s also true from many other angles also. Both my parents instilled curiosity in me.  Some people reckon curiosity … Continue reading

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Thanks! J.D. Phillips

If you want to find a model of encouragement, a modern day Barnabas, take a look at Dr. J.D. Phillips, pastor of Spring United Methodist Church in Houston. I served as J.D.’s associate from 1998-2003. I’ve never known anyone … Continue reading

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