Time to Boot Leaders out of Christ’s Church I like to insert humor in my writing so people will calm down, here’s a cartoon from one of my favorite cartoonists. Now breathe a bit, one one thousand, two two thousand… Now that everyone’s heads aren’t exploding, let’s take a minute to explore God’s word about…… Continue reading Time to boot Leaders out of Christ’s Church – Mark 10:42-45
Emotion doesn’t validate corporate worship.
Emotional responses can not be used to validate worship in a corporate church setting. Look no further than secular concerts where people cry, clap, scream, dance, raise their hands. If so, then secular concerts would be just as much worship as those in the corporate church setting. Emotion is just that, emotion. #rawworship #rawchurch One…… Continue reading Emotion doesn’t validate corporate worship.
Summer at the Movies Church Teaching: A Biblical Defense: Why Rambo IV is more Christian than Starwars (Parental Warning)
The True Gospel If you’ve never heard the Gospel of Jesus, it is this. God sent his son Jesus to earth to be the substitute for our condemnation. We were condemned because we rebelled against God and chose our own way. But Jesus paid for our sin by dying on a cross and if we…… Continue reading Summer at the Movies Church Teaching: A Biblical Defense: Why Rambo IV is more Christian than Starwars (Parental Warning)
Another tragedy of canned music in church is no room for writing fresh music
Let’s talk about food first. To be honest, my soon coming analogy fails a bit because I love canned corn and fresh corn. So if I was to write a blog article about how bad canned corn is compared to fresh, well, I’d be lying. Call it weird, but I’m fine with a can…… Continue reading Another tragedy of canned music in church is no room for writing fresh music
Dear Brothers and Sisters: Please Stop Boasting about a local Church/Pastor.
Dear Brothers and Sisters: Please Stop Boasting about a local Church/Pastor. As many read this, it is already possible to see the smoke coming out of many ear canals spelling “How Dare You!” “You’re harming the church!” “You have a spirit of criticism!” and so on. Speaking of spirits, recently I had someone cast the…… Continue reading Dear Brothers and Sisters: Please Stop Boasting about a local Church/Pastor.
Seeker Friendly Jesus Meets Matthew 10
Seeker Friendly Jesus Meets Matthew 10 As usual, Jesus would sit down and teach his disciples about the mission and vision he had for them. So on a bright sunny day, Jesus sat down to teach. However, the process for each meeting was becoming pretty complicated because, after every survey, his disciples came up with…… Continue reading Seeker Friendly Jesus Meets Matthew 10
Get on the Church bus, or get run over.
Caveat First To my reader who may not know Christ as your personal savior. My hope is that in reading the following post, you’ll know what to look for in a church fellowship. As Christ followers, we are called to love you. You won’t find perfect people, but you can find a Christ fellowship that…… Continue reading Get on the Church bus, or get run over.
How we use music to segregate within the local church
How we use music to segregate our church meeting. ———————————————————————————————————- First of all, the rules for this post. (ominous sounding eh?) Rule: 1 This post is not about racial equality, race issues in general. Rule: 2 This post is not about singling out any culture or race. Rule: 3 This post is from an American…… Continue reading How we use music to segregate within the local church
Salty outrage; Christian anger and outrage, and how to handle it
outrage n. An act of extreme violence or viciousness. I’m reminded of a story, where for no fault of their own, a person was killed. It was senseless without any reason. Only God knows what actually happened, but from all accounts, the victim did nothing to instigate the violence. So while the tragedy was the…… Continue reading Salty outrage; Christian anger and outrage, and how to handle it
Shh, zip it, be quiet, don’t say it, pray about it; Why Christians shouldn’t be attacking each other
When Christians attack each other, both lose. It hurts the cause of Christ when Christians attack each other. It shows we have lost focus on our mission, which is to make disciples. Verbal discourse in the church is a good thing. But in Luke 6:37 when Jesus says; Do not judge. Jesus gives us…… Continue reading Shh, zip it, be quiet, don’t say it, pray about it; Why Christians shouldn’t be attacking each other