Eddie Pipkin

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About Eddie Pipkin

Eddie Pipkin has 30 years in ministry experience at churches in Georgia and Florida, primarily in the United Methodist Church. His ministry leadership includes stints in youth and children's ministry, creative worship design, outreach and missions, communications, special event coordination, and leadership development. He currently resides in Orlando, Florida. His original careers were in journalism and teaching at the college level, and he has a Master's Degree in English from the University of Central Florida (with an emphasis in creative writing). He also has worked as an independent editor, and he has an alter-ego known as the Rapping Lamb. He is an avid cyclist, outdoorsman and pie aficionado.

Caddie Gratitude

by Eddie Pipkin Image by Ray Shrewsberry • from Pixabay Golfer Scottie Scheffler won The Masters in Augusta, Georgia this past weekend, securing his reign as the current top golfer in the world and taking home a cool $3.5 million.  The unflappable Scheffler conquered the most famous of golf tournaments by a whopping [...]

T.E.A.M.

by Eddie Pipkin Image by Schorsch from Pixabay It’s my predictable meditation on March Madness and the wonderful lessons that are imparted by coaches and teams as the yearly drama unfolds.  This year the focus has been on women’s basketball as female hoop heroes like Caitlin Clark, Paige Bueckers, and Kamilla Cardosa have [...]

Schlepping to Glory

by Eddie Pipkin Image by Pavlo from Pixabay Following last week’s “Staple Girl” blog, I continued to think a lot about the nature of ministry.  I argued in that blog that our work has impact, even when it’s not obvious and even when it’s not saluted with fireworks.  Even so – even as [...]

Staple Girl

by Eddie Pipkin Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay I’m writing this blog during Holy Week, so there is a very good chance that many of you won’t even be reading it until the following week or even the week after, since you’ll be in that recovery space that marks the days following the [...]

Places to Play

by Eddie Pipkin Image by Aritha from Pixabay Jonathan Haidt has a new book coming out at the end of the month called “The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness.”  His premise is clear.  Young people are in trouble because of the devices that [...]

Magnificent Ministry Milieus

by Eddie Pipkin Image by Alana Jordan from Pixabay The NFL Players Association does a highly detailed survey each year in which they have each member evaluate the working conditions at the various team facilities, as well as travel logistics, accommodations, food quality, support services, communications, childcare, really anything and everything that touches [...]

Icing on the Cake

by Eddie Pipkin Image by SplitShire from Pixabay I was at a wedding with chosen family this past weekend in Atlanta, and what a joyous time it was.  The venue was beautiful, as were the bride and her mom, our dear friend from way back.  The food was delicious, the ceremony heartfelt.  The [...]

Peanut Butter Cup Ministry

by Eddie Pipkin Image by pixel1 from Pixabay I was making myself a quick snack-lunch the other day, a banana with peanut butter, when I thought, “You know, sometimes two great tastes really do go great together.”  There are plenty of potent examples of that truism, including the commercial version of the chocolate [...]

Hype Man

by Eddie Pipkin Image by Julien Tromeur from Pixabay I was at the Friday night NASCAR truck race at Daytona International Speedway last weekend – always an evening of high-speed thrills and great people watching – but one of my favorite parts of the evening was watching the amateur “hype man” in the [...]

Love and Death

by Eddie Pipkin Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay This year marked one of the rare occasions on which Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday aligned.  The two “holidays” have antithetical purposes – one to celebrate the joys of romantic love and one to remind us that life is short and then we die.  It’s [...]

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