Another article floating around the internet, being shared ad-nausea by everyone tired for old ways of “doing” church. Change your music! Target young people! Be more relevant! Shorten your services! Out with the old, in with the new! Be more relevant! And “If you don’t like it, serve in the nursery!” You had your time, […]
There is something wrong with the traditional Christmas narrative. Joseph is too much of an idiot. But Joseph was not an idiot, and why we have the Christmas story totally wrong. Joseph was a total idiot. That is, if the traditional reading of the Christmas story is right. Think about it. The way we make […]
Three scriptures where Christian leaders fail to follow before they fall. 1. Let your gentleness be evident to all. 2. Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life 3. He called “some” I’ve never met someone who wakes up one morning and says “Today, I want to ruin my life, my reputation, my family, […]
I haven’t had much faith lately. I know, I shouldn’t say that. I haven’t lost my faith. You can’t lose something you don’t have. “Don’t confess that. “ But you can’t fake faith. You can’t hype yourself up. Faith that is faith is real.
Transcript of sermon Interesting thing about recognizing someone. There is more than one way to recognize someone. When I was in college, Tahnya (my wife) had worn one of my jackets. We were dating, and she had left for the summer. It was a cool evening, and a bunch of friends were going out […]
I am not a follower of Jesus. I am a disciple of Jesus. And it’s different. The term Christian has fallen into disrepute of late. In an effort to distance ourselves from organized religion, many who would formerly identify themselves as Christians, now call themselves “followers of Jesus.” I myself have used that phrase repeatedly […]
Recently, a number of articles have gone around, speaking of the decline of “worship” and the loss of so much congregational singing. link link I think I’ve got a reputation. Not sure, but I’d bet that lots of people think that I’m anti-worship. They are right. If by anti-worship, you mean singing, that is. Singing, […]
Imagine if God walked up and introduced himself. You know, kind of like one of those networking parties. Here’s part one of a 7 part series called Hello MyName is God. hello my name is God part 1