Essential Church

What do you think of Shaw's comment? Is the church vital and essential? Is it the only movement on the earth that represents Jesus? Thoughts?

Change Required

It has been said that only a baby with a wet diaper likes change. Without a doubt change can be difficult. Starting a new job, playing with a different team, or experiencing the physical and emotional changes that come with growing older can all be a struggle. For example, I have just moved to a [...]

A Kid Named Mitch

I've heard it said so many times (and I've been one to say it from time to time as well):  "If this entire event was for just that one person, then it was totally worth it."  Down deep though I have to admit that I haven't always felt like that.  When a great deal of [...]

Winter “Wonder”land

I'm stuck at home. Roads are slick and snowy. I had lots of stuff to do today but it got modified by the snow. Sometimes I wonder if the Lord makes days like today so his children will just BE and not DO so much. I'm still in my PJ's, ate breakfast late, writing some [...]

Signs of a Lukewarm Pastor by Craig Groeschel

Give some consideration to what Craig Groeschel, in his blog calls Signs of a Lukewarm Pastor: A lukewarm pastor: • Prays as much, or more, publicly than privately. • Is almost exclusively dependent on others’ sermons to preach than directly hearing from God. • Cares more about his church than The Church. • Preaches about evangelism [...]

DMB & Tribes

I remember the moment so clearly. Years ago I was sitting in a car with a buddy of mine from Canada. We had just come from lunch and he wanted to play me a song on his car CD player.  It felt like I was in the Brady Bunch...just listening to the newest tunes on [...]

Don’t Be Boring

Seth Godin, in his book Tribes, implores the reader to avoid being boring. He says: Boring ideas don't spread. Boring organizations don't grow. Right now I can't think of anything less fun and engaging than being a part of something boring.  Lifeless. Wilted. Just OK. It's like when people respond to the "How are you?" [...]

God in a Nutshell

SCRIPTURE: “The god who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth does not live in temples built by hands…” Acts. 17:24 OBSERVATION Paul walked into a unique situation in Athens. Everything was foreign both to him, as well as to the people of that region. To them Paul’s [...]

Careful Investigation

“Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning…so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.” Luke 1:3 Luke took from reports and eyewitness accounts in order to assemble his orderly document regarding the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. It’s just like a doctor to document [...]