Many years ago, I was invited to speak at an event for media ministers. I was asked to demonstrate what creative worship looks like so I dug through some of the worship services I’d been a part of designing, and decided to write a sermon based on a coffee metaphor.
If you’ve been to a Midnight Oil Seminar, or if you’ve experienced the training I offer in the Ohio River Valley District of the UMC, you’ll quickly recognize this material.
As you begin the new year, I’d invite you to look examine your heart, in order to be as effective as you can be.
I love coffee, yes I do. I love coffee, how about you?
Have you ever had the perfect cup? –The kind where the cream, sugar (and maybe even chocolate or caramel) are mixed just perfectly. –The kind where you savor every sip. Read the rest of this entry »