Am I Addicted?

I just finished my first read of Adam Alter’s Irresistible. I clarified “my first read” because I am going to start it again today. I social media-ed that “I can’t put it down,” partly for the irony, partly because I really enjoyed the read. We are, most of us, addicted to technology that didn’t existContinue reading “Am I Addicted?”

What is our product?

Sermon #5 in our Branded Series. This sermon concludes the series. “If I only had a brain….” That’s the earworm that Lee Swann stuck me with last Sunday. Thank you! Maybe now you’ve got it playing over and over, too. If so, you’re welcome! I remember growing up watching “The Wizard of Oz,” by FrankContinue reading “What is our product?”

Who are our customers?

Sermon #3 in our Branded series, preached Sunday, May 1 at Euless First United Methodist Church “I gave you a $20. You gave me change for a 10!” One of the hardest lessons for me to learn working a counter register or the drive-through window at McDonald’s was “The customer is always right.” In thisContinue reading “Who are our customers?”

What Business are we in?

This is sermon 2 in the Branded series at Euless First United Methodist Church. Retired United Methodist Bishop Will Willimon once told this story about the merging of two Annual Conferences in South Carolina.  These were, by the way, not geographic areas being merged, but, rather, racially segregated conferences. However antiquated it might sound, Methodism inContinue reading “What Business are we in?”

The BRAND we all share

We have just begun a new sermon series at Euless First United Methodist Church. This series was inspired by a presentation Mike Slaughter made at FUMC Hurst in February of this year.Here is the first sermon from the series, preached Sunday morning, April 17, 2016. It all started April 23, 1985. 31 years ago nextContinue reading “The BRAND we all share”

Putting Jesus “First”

“Put Jesus first.”  I feel like I hear this a lot.  The scripture that has informed our current sermon series, Colossians 1:15-20, supports this directive.  It says, after all, in verse 18 He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the one who is firstborn from among the dead soContinue reading “Putting Jesus “First””

Pop Culture Finale: Back to the Future!

Here is number 6 in a 6 part series on Pop Culture.  Sunday was titled “Lead, Follow, or…”  In honor of the 30th anniversary of the release of Back to the Future, I’m re-titling this. I don’t know about you, but along about this time of year, I enjoy thinking of cooler weather. “Christmas inContinue reading “Pop Culture Finale: Back to the Future!”

Ban the Ban!

This just in: TVLand has banned Dukes of Hazard reruns! Ok, technically, that’s just not right.  A TV channel doesn’t “ban” shows.  A TV channel chooses which shows to air and which not to air. So, to say that TVLand has decided to pull Dukes of Hazard episodes from its arsenal would be correct.  ButContinue reading “Ban the Ban!”