Category Archives: Personal

Hello 2014!

Hello out there. It’s a new year, brimming with all the excitement of new prospects and new opportunities. Of course, every day the Lord gives us affords these things, but we seem to be a little more mindful about them … Continue reading

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Sweetsburg Address

What do you do when it is your anniversary and you have a 2 week old at home? Write a parody of the Gettysburg Address, of course! This was part of my anniversary gift to my lovely wife… Zero score … Continue reading

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Lately – April 2013

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I thought I might provide a quick note about some of my studies lately. Sermons I am continuing to preach on a regular basis. When it comes to sermon topic selection, my normal practice lately has been to preach on … Continue reading

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Third Prize

I just wanted to follow-up and let you know that my poem in Eerdman’s Book Spine Poetry Contest placed. The Church and Chicken Soup won 3rd prize in the contest and $25 to spend on an Eerdmans book. I submitted … Continue reading

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Get Out There and Vote!

It’s that time. You will not be heard unless you vote. The options are clearly establish, and the stakes are high. That’s right, you have an opportunity to help me win the Book Spine Poetry contest by voting for The … Continue reading

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2012 CSC

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I just finished the third and final day of the Christians Scholars’ Conference at Lipscomb University. This year the theme was Reconciliation. I attended about 6 different individual sessions and 4 plenary speeches by some major headliners. The sessions were … Continue reading

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Screwtape Theatre

In my previous post, I offered some comments on The Screwtape Letters, a book by C.S. Lewis that I recently reread before attending a theater performance of the work (Screwtape Theatre). This post will present some thoughts on the theater … Continue reading

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Preaching Class

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Certainly someone who faux preaches that well wouldn’t need a class on preaching! You wouldn’t think so (that is, until you actually heard me speak), but it’s true. This semester, I’m taking an Intro to Preaching class at Lipscomb. It’s … Continue reading

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16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham

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In October 2011, I traveled to Birmingham with my friend Chris Cotten. One of the side-trips we made was to the 16th Street Baptist Church, site of the 1963 bombing. The church is noted for its role in the Civil … Continue reading

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Top 11 Posts from 2011

2011 was my first full year of blogging. Thanks for stopping by. Here’s the top 11 posts in 2011 in terms of hits. Several of these posts had key words that were often searched, vaulting them to the top. Doctrine … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,700 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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Christmas at the Sweets

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Today has been an outstanding Christmas day at the grandparents’ house in Memphis. We have been blessed to be able to worship at church, eat great food, spend time with family and open presents. Yesterday, before we trekked south, we … Continue reading

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My Restoration Heritage

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You can say that the restoration vision of the NT Christianity runs deep in my blood, spanning 5 generations and stretching back to a generation or two after its inception in North America. The first convert in my direct line … Continue reading

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One Year Old

On this infamous day exactly one year ago, Theological Sweets was born. It’s been an interesting year as I have tried to get used to having a blog. At some points, I’ve certainly done better than others. Lately, the blogs … Continue reading

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Theology of Ministry

I finished my practicum up this summer, and that only leaves two classes and a thesis before I finish my M.Div. degree at Lipscomb. This Fall I am taking Theology of Ministry with Dr. David Fleer, and this coming Spring … Continue reading

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