Author Archives: Mike Pohlman

Technology and Preaching

I recently had a student tell me that he preached in a church in Tennessee that had him speaking from a platform that turned into the equivalent of an IMAX experience for the congregation. The technology allowed him to “take” … Continue reading

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What do you long for?

What do people do who long for something? They run toward it. This struck me anew on my way back from a recent mission trip to Ethiopia. Upon arriving back in the states my heart was longing to see my … Continue reading

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Better Blessings

Like millions of Americans this week, my mind is on the Fourth of July holiday and what it represents: our freedom as a nation. This freedom is a precious thing, bought with the sweat, toil, and blood of countless Americans … Continue reading

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Family Meetings and God’s Faithfulness

Family Meeting: this is what we call our congregational meetings at Cedar Creek Baptist Church, and I like it. I like it because it makes clear what we are, namely, the family of God off Bardstown Road in Fern Creek, … Continue reading

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Life and Hot-Air Balloons

I’ve only been in a hot-air balloon once. And it was tied to the ground so I could only go so high and then no higher. But that was fine with me given that cutting the rope would have left … Continue reading

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Power and Peace

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. -Isaiah 26:3 [stuckincustoms.com] 

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Killing Words

Four words are haunting me: “And their voices prevailed” (Luke 23:23). With these four words Luke described the irreversible wave of fury that crashed on Jesus. The multitudes had a choice. The crowd could have opted for Barabbas—the convicted insurrectionist and murderer. But instead they chose Jesus of Nazareth. Pilate’s feeble attempts could not persuade the mob otherwise: […]

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