Worship: Trusting You to Move Me

All God’s creatures got a place in the choir  Some sing low and some sing higher  Some sing out loud on the telephone wire  Some just clap their hands or paws or anything they’ve got now This song, “A Place in the Choir” recently made popular again by Celtic Thunder, makes me think of church […]

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Protect and Serve

“Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you–guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.”  2 Timothy 1:14 (NIV) As ministers of the gospel, one of our duties and responsibilities is the safe-keeping and guarding of the message of Jesus Christ and the Word of God.  It’s not only […]

Easter Eggs and Evangelism

This was my Facebook status yesterday: “Consider the weight of Good Friday and the greater weight without it.” This is how my status reads today: “It’s interesting to me how many churches equate evangelism with Easter Egg Extravaganzas.” Good Friday is ALL about Jesus. Easter egg hunts . . . not so much. So how, […]

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What You Might See and Where It Might Come From

>There’s a great blog I’ve been following, Neighborhood Churches dot blogspot dot com, that “Bob McGrath” put together as he attends 50 different churches this year and comments on what he experiences in these diverse traditions and churches. As I read about his experiences and observations I’m left wondering about what he might write of […]

Is There a Happy Middle-Ground?

>I’m blogging because, for me, right now, it’s the happy middle-ground between escaping into my Netflix instant queue and being super proactive in researching church membership, statistics, options, scripture references, and the like. I don’t want to work that hard on something that might not end up mattering, but I don’t feel like escaping is […]

Sunday Morning You Tube

> Cody from A New Kind of Minister posted this video on his blog, and I thought it was too good not to share here as well. Thoughts, anyone?

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Church Membership

>”I don’t need to become a member of the church; I am the church.” It’s probably been nearly a year ago since my friend made this exact comment in a conversation about church membership. I think of it all the time, it’s that good. We happened to be talking about the disparities between building churches […]

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Sunday Morning Stretching

> Last Sunday morning, during our Advent portion of the worship service, I had everyone begin by standing and spreading out. Then, with closed eyes, I directed us all to take 5 deep breaths. Inhale . . . Exhale . . . Again . . . Next, stretching exercises. One hand over our heads, bending […]

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Megachurch Minister Reveals His Homosexual Orientation

> Watch live streaming video from bishopjimswilley at livestream.com This video is a little long, but please take it all in. And then let us all know what you think. This is a major issue in the church today and one not to be ignored or dismissed. It’s important that we look at homosexuality within […]

Heartland Conference–Wes Bartel

> Wes Bartel – Session 1 from Heartland Ministry Network on Vimeo. He says everything I ever want to say, better than I ever could. As I watched this video, I took two pages of notes and couldn’t stop myself from saying things like,“Hallelujah!”, “So True!”, “Right On!”, “Yes, Yes!” . . . over and […]

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