Costumed Praise

Bonne Christmeusse! This Sunday, I will be visiting Cajun country as Simeon the Righteous brings his message to Asbury United Methodist Church in Lafayette, LA. This will be my first performance of the Advent season, followed by two more in central Texas churches. To give you some background on this...

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Who’s Your Lord Really?

Our President has been compared to the Messiah. Now Jamie Foxx has confirmed it. At the 2012 Soul Train Awards on Sunday night, the actor/funnyman whipped up the crowd with this Sunday morning-like invocation: “It’s like church over here! It’s like church in here. First of all, give an honor...

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One Word Can Change Your Life

Yesterday at First United Methodist Church in Killeen, TX, I unveiled a new script simply entitled The Word. I wrote it to match Rev. Jeff Miller’s upcoming Advent preaching series with the same title. Actually, to be perfectly honest, I didn’t write the script. It was written long ago by...

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God Doesn’t Give White Elephant Gifts

Yesterday, my extended family converged at my sister’s house for Thanksgiving. After we had stuffed ourselves fuller than the turkey, we held a White Elephant party. In case you don’t know what that is, it’s a gift exchange where you try to get rid of some worthless piece of #&*!...

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Stamp of Approval

“Mark is an incredibly gifted evangelist who brings scripture to life and had the children at First United Methodist Church of Mart eating out of his hands…bless you, Mark, for letting the rainbow of God’s gifts shine forth!” Rev. Denise Rogers Pastor, First UMC Mart, TX 

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Have iPhone, Will Travel

I finally joined the 21st century and got an iphone. It got a great workout during my most recent Jubilee in Beeville, Texas. This was my 3rd time to return to the United Methodist church in this county-seat town in southeast Texas, and I was busy snapping pictures right and left...

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Stamp of Approval

Mark Winter is a breath of fresh air and an energizing presence with his modern portrayals of the “Greatest Story Ever Told.” At Sardis UMC, we just finished a wonderful three-day Lenten renewal in which Mark shared his great talent for drama with the life-changing message of the Gospel. Mark’s...

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