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Showing posts from January 4, 2009

A New Year

The New Year officially began for me yesterday. I taught on Jesus' baptism and what it means for followers of Jesus everywhere. (You can hear it here.) I went into the methods and meanings behind the practice and why denominations gather around those things. Like so many of Jesus' example and teachings, we make it harder than he intended it to be and spend too much time fighting over who's right rather than letting it be what it was in the first place: a public identification with Jesus and His kingdom and evidence we have "repented for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." Our LifeGroup that evening had great dialogue around its purpose and meaning for each of us in the group. I still am praying for one of my friends to take the plunge.

Friday, the 2nd, I took my father to the 73rd edition of the Cotton Bowl. It was the last Cotton Bowl game in the 1930 stadium. Next year it's in Jerry's place. Dad was a 1951 graduate of Texas Technological College and had n…