As I was thinking about the lessons this Sunday, I remembered a humorous list of poor sermon introductions. I looked through some old files and found a tattered copy. The title in the bulletin clipping is "You Know You're in Trouble When the Preacher Begins With . . . Unaccustomed as I am to public … Continue reading About Preachers and Preaching
People's Favorite Hymns, by job title. 1. Dentist: Crown Him with Many Crowns 2. Meteorologist: When the Storm Passes Over 3. Contractor: The Church's One Foundation 4. Tailor: Holy, Holy, Holy 5. Politician: Standing on the Promises 6. IRS (Tax Collector): I Surrender All 7. Realtor: I've Got a Mansion, Just Over the Hill Top … Continue reading A- Hymns (ahem)
Yesterday evening I spoke at the Church of Christ in Vernon, Alabama. Vernon is about 50 miles from my home in Oakman. On the journey, I saw beautiful pastures, small farms, horses, cattle, and deer. I also drove by historic homes and a couple of early 1900's school-houses. I passed through Corona, Berry, Mt Vernon, Crossville, … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
I think it was only last week when I sang at my brother's wedding, but alas the date Doug and Tammy married was July 18, 1987. I am reminded of that wedding because this Saturday - July 24, 2010, I will be back at the same church building to conduct the wedding for Melissa (their … Continue reading Wedding on My Mind
What follows is a list of common expectations that describe "The Perfect Preacher." Lists like this one circulate around and are funny only because they touch a nerve. The perfect preacher preaches exactly 10 minutes. He condemns sin roundly but never hurts anyone's feelings. He works from 8 AM until midnight and is also the church janitor. He … Continue reading What Do You Expect?
Someone recently reminded me of a story of a man who spent five years isolated on a deserted island. When rescued those rescuing him noticed three straw huts, and asked him what they were. "That first one," he said pointing, "is my house." "The last one over there is where I go to church, and … Continue reading Where I Used to Go to Church
And now today's Top Ten list is from the files in Parrish, Alabama. Top Ten Children's Questions to God.10. When you got elected, did you get all the votes?9. Why isn't Mrs. God's name mentioned in the Bible? Were you not married to her when you wrote it?8. There were no clouds on Saturday and … Continue reading Top Ten Children’s Questions to God
What a great morning to walk. Temp in the upper 40's lower 50's with the sun breaking through the morning clouds. Every one seemed in a good mood as they drove past, waving good morning, the birds were very happy and delighted me with song. Thank you God for a great day!Now on to this … Continue reading Top Ten Church Puns