I am writing this post from Chicago’s O’Hare airport. I am waiting for my connecting flight to Dayton (OH), where I am scheduled to begin a three-night meeting at the Phillip’s Temple C.M.E. Church. The pastor, James Washington, has a large vision for strategic ministry and a solid commitment to biblical preaching. This is my second time preaching at Phillip’s Temple. And I can say that it is the strangest C.M.E. (Christian Methodist Episcopal) church I have ever preached in. Okay. It’s the only C.M.E. congregation I have ever preached in. But from everything I hear about the denomination, this is not your typical C.M.E. church. From its worship style, to its ministry innovations, to its congregational structure, this church seems to break the norms of its surrounding community and denominational structures. But with its commitment to sound doctrine as its foundation, this is a thriving congregation that is touching many lives with the good news of Jesus Christ. I have good memories from the meeting I did there last year. And I trust the Lord will richly bless this meeting, as well. Please remember me and this meeting in your prayers over the next several days.