Monthly Archives: May 2017

Leviticus As Light Reading

The title of this blog post alone makes it so that if you actually continue reading you win the prize of being the only person curious enough to read on. The least read book in my personal bible is the … Continue reading

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Thank You!

On this Memorial Day we all pause to remember the fact that our freedom truly is not without great cost. From the American Revolutionary War, and through all the wars that lead up to our modern-day war on terror, 656,109 … Continue reading

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A Boy, A Baptism, And A Black Suit

I guess I must admit what many before me have admitted. “Growing old ain’t for the faint of heart.” I’ve now come to that time in my life when I do wake up in the morning with what my wife and … Continue reading

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Why Are There So Many Unhealthy Small Churches?

These thoughts are not my own but I thought I’d share them with you. Pastor Karl Vatters writes this on his Small Church Ministry blog at Christianity Today: “I like the idea of small churches. But if they’re so great, … Continue reading

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Tell Me “No” Or I’ll End Up Like Elvis, Michael, and O.J.

I’m like everyone else. I have daydreamed about what it would be like to score the winning touchdown in the Super Bowl. I’ve thought about what it would feel like to sing a song I’d written to a stadium full … Continue reading

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My Assumption Vs. Your Meaning

Yesterday I preached on this little scene in Matthew 20 between Jesus, a Mom and her two boys. Momma Zebedee had just overheard Jesus as He’d pulled her boys, and the other 10 disciples, aside to specifically and clearly tell … Continue reading

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Churches, Health, and Growth

When is a church “successful” or “growing”? I appreciate what Pastor Karl Vaters observes about this discussion. He writes: “There’s more than one way for churches to grow. But over the last forty years or so we’ve been given one … Continue reading

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