Monthly Archives: August 2010

“First Communion” post on my new blog

Here's a post from my new blog. I'll still be posting here each week, but will try to keep the posts here specifically about preaching and the lectionary, whereas my new one is just about church planting.

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Homogeneous Unit Principle and the Lectionary this week

I'm preparing for this Sunday's core group worship and meeting.  I looked at the lectionary with my weekly lectionary study group (one of the highlights of my week, reading the text with my Lutheran, Episcopal, Presbyterian and Baptist friends) and … Continue reading

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Loving neighbor tonight

I'm getting a few things ready for our core group meeting tonight (5:00 PM at the Highland Center Chapel) at Church for the Highlands.  I ran across this quote from Simone Weil that seems so sum things up nicely when thinking … Continue reading

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Walking, talking desires for God

I'm off the lectionary again this week, as our church is much in the start-up mode and our gatherings are more about prayer, planning and developing identity.  We are spending time in Scripture and worship through music. My focus in … Continue reading

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Finding our purpose

I feel a bit strange blogging on Sunday morning, as I'm usually in the middle of a worship service, getting ready to preach at this time on Sunday mornings.  I'm telling myself not to get used to it, as the … Continue reading

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Last Day

Today was my last day as Associate Pastor for Emerging Ministries at First Baptist.  I packed up my last box of books and odds and ends, took a look back for a second into the empty office than once held … Continue reading

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Kingdom Ready TW 8-8-10 from john henson on Vimeo.   The video at the end is from  It is an incredible image for the kingdom of God.  It was hard to get the full effect on the screens in worship, … Continue reading

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