The Realm of the Verbal Processor

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Bible Study

I lead a LIFE Group at my church. That’s my church’s equivalent to a Sunday School class. My class is made up of married couples ranging from mid-20s up to mid-50s. It’s a good group of people.

In the last six months or so, I started thinking about what I wanted to teach next. What went through my mind at the time was if I only had one more thing to pass on to the class, what would I teach? It occurred to me that as a result of being in full time vocational ministry, I have had access to a lot of training in how to study the Bible that most people simply don’t have access to. I’ve had a Seminary level class on Bible Study Methods that was really really good.

I’m currently taking my class through a workshop style class studying the little book of Philemon. I’ve added a page for my class (and others if they are interested) to access the files that we are creating as a class through our study of Philemon.

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October 28, 2007 Posted by | Jesus, life | Leave a comment

NASCAR and the California fire victims

I’m a NASCAR fan. Not as big a fan as my neighbor with the “8AFTER3” license plate and the Dale Earnhardt memorial tattoo…but a fan nonetheless. I watch the races. I have a couple of preferred drivers.

As I write this, I’m watching the Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. I just heard the announcers say something about Jimmy Johnson. JJ is going to donate all of his winnings from today’s race to the California fire victims. That’s cool…but it’s not all. The racetrack owner (I think that’s who it is) heard about it and committed to matching that donation. Then JJ’s sponsor, Lowe’s, heard about it and committed to matching the donation. Then Hendrick Motorsports (who Jimmy drives for) also committed to matching it.

Currently JJ is running third. If he finishes in the top ten, that could mean a million or more dollars for the fire victims. Very cool.

Update: JJ finished first. Cool for him…great for those affected by the fires in California. His winnings totaled $349,561. The way I understood it, that is being matched by three other companies/people and being sent to the American Red Cross California Wildfire Relief Effort.

October 28, 2007 Posted by | sports | | Leave a comment