What’s Our Brand? – What Do We Want People to Know First? Growing up without the money to buy the latest ‘trending’ this or that was a blessing. Although, growing up without the internet understanding ‘trending’ was also a blessing. Many of us have a brand whether we want one or not. But some in…… Continue reading What’s Our Brand? – What Do We Want People to Know First?
Driving by this sign day after day which read “Experience God”, I thought to my self, ‘self, what does that mean?’ I mean it’s a sign that is in front of a building with the word ‘church’ in the name. It’s a good size building being built and so I looked at some of the…… Continue reading Experiencing God in a Corporate Setting ? Messaging Matters
Why do we have Sermon Sayings? What do Sermon Sayings accomplish? What weight should we give them? How do we even use Sermon Sayings in our lives? And what do we test Sermon Sayings with since 1 Thessalonians 5:21 tells us to test all things and hold onto that which is good. I’ll submit and…… Continue reading Silly Sermon Sayings with Stevey the Squash #notveggietales
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
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.
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)
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. 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 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
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.