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The Characters of Christmas: Advent Resource

Advent begins December 3, 2017. “Advent” derived from Latin word adventus, which is a translation of the Greek word Parousia, which means “coming.” The idea of Advent celebrations is that the church is preparing to celebrate the “coming” of Jesus the Christ, as he was born as the incarnate Son of God.  Advent also looks […]

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God Invites You To Intimacy

In recent blog posts, I have told you about a young woman whom I met at a nearby bookstore.  She had a baby in a stroller and a mobile office.  She was managing her “Mary Kay” business from the bookstore coffee shop. Finding out I was a pastor, she announced:  “I do not believe in […]

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Gramma’s Cooking, Real Good BBQ Sauce, Jesus’ Resurrection, Mama’s Embrace, and Life in God’s Grace

I love BBQ.  Real Good BBQ. On October 27, 2013 at the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church I invited some of the young men (boys) in the church to help me make BBQ sauce. As we cooked, I told them a few stories… About My Jewish Grandmother Teaching Me To Cook About My Son And I Learning How To […]

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“God Is Love” is the center stage of theology

“Western theology has had a difficult time placing “God is love” (1 Jn 4:8) at the center stage when discussing the divine attributes. Instead, it emphasizes the more abstract and impersonal attributes of omnipotence and omniscience. In my opinion this results from the failure to place the discussion of the divine nature under the category […]

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Traveling Light (Video Sermon, July 7, 2013)

This is the video sermon preached on July 7, 2013, titled:  “Traveling Light” based on Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 at the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, in Richmond Virginia.       The People’s New Testament Commentary by: M. Eugene Boring publisher: Westminster John Knox Press, published: 2010-01-25 ASIN: 0664235921 EAN: 9780664235925 sales rank: 229893 price: $9.48 […]

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