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2011 Reading Recommendations

12/20/2011

                Whenever I have the chance to spend some time with another pastor, I usually ask them the question, “What have you read lately that helped you?” I don’t always get a good…



A Decade Later

09/08/2011

            I felt sick to my stomach. I feel that same sickness when the footage is replayed. September 11, 2001 was my generation’s “day that…



A Queen and the King

05/31/2011

            Around thirty years before Jesus was born in the humble stable of Bethlehem, Cleopatra VII, Egypt’s most famous queen and the last of the…



The Pulpit is No Place for a Showman

02/01/2011

            I’m reading one of the most interesting books I’ve encountered in a long while. It is called The Emperor of Maladies<a href=”file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Terry%20Trivette/My%20Documents/Preachers%20blog.doc#_edn1”…



Where is God in 2011?

01/03/2011

In the fascinating little book, The Sunflower, Simon Wiesenthal described a conversation he had with some of his friends while they were prisoners in the Nazi concentration camps during World War II. One of the men had overheard an elderly…



I'm of Shubal

10/15/2010

In the year 1755, a diminutive but dynamic preacher by the name of Shubal Stearns settled his extended family and a few others on the undeveloped land of what is now west-central North Carolina. The place was called Sandy Creek,…



Just a theory...

09/13/2010

I know that in writing about contemporary worship there is a danger of falling into one of two extremes. One extreme says that nothing new or “contemporary” in any way should ever be used in worship. The other extreme says…



Homework

08/12/2010

After much procrastination, I am finally finished with my book, Homework. You can preview and purchase the book here….



In Praise of a Poet

07/23/2010

My grandfather, who recently went home to be with the Lord, was a poet, and even garnered some recognition for a few of his works. I suppose it is from him that I get my fondness for poetry. Not all…



Preaching

07/19/2010

It is amazing how much can go through your mind while you are in the middle of preaching a sermon. Even though I am trying to focus on the people, while navigating through my manuscript (no…