A Brief Overview of Holy Week

[This first appeared at LifeChurchNC.com] March 25, 2018 A Brief Overview of Holy Week  There are usually five – in some cases, six – days during Holy Week that are specifically commemorated, beginning with Palm Sunday (this Sunday), which commemorates Jesus’s paradoxical Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. (John 12:12-19). Although not as common, some set-apart the following Wednesday as ‘Silent Wednesday;’ a day traditionally viewed as a […]

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Specks and Planks

Latest sermon from March 17, 2019 at Integrity Church in Burlington. A sermon on Matthew 7:1:6. While Jesus warns against judging others, He does not forbid all forms of judgement. “Don’t be so critical, but be a little critical.”

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When Storms Approach

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard the word ‘catastrophic’ these last several days, specifically related to the imminent flooding that’s expected to begin today and persist over the coming days, starting on the NC/SC coastline.  While Hurricane Florence has weakened over the last 24 hours, forecasters, state and local officials, emergency responders, and disaster response […]

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Rosh Hashanah

Days of Awe Depending on which calendar(s) you may use, whether print or digital, perhaps you’ve noticed a day coming up next Monday, September 10th called Rosh Hashanah. (I use a combination of Apple and Google Calendar, by the way, which I don’t know how I would survive without!)  It’s kind of like one of those days like ‘Canadian Flag Day’ that occasionally pops up […]

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Labor Day…and an 11-month memory

How many of us have ever heard the of having an 11-month memory?  It refers to the tendency to remember things more recent while tending to forgetting things longer ago.  The idea goes that while some of us can easily recall what we did, say, for Christmas last year, fewer of us can recall what we were doing […]

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