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Overcoming Loneliness

October 23, 2018

“Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone.’” (Genesis 2:18) “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9) According to researchers and medical professionals, we are in the middle of a loneliness epidemic. People of all ages and backgrounds are […]

What Are You Seeking…Really?

October 16, 2018

This is a guest post written by Peter Horne. Several weeks ago I was having a conversation with someone about worship. Suddenly, it dawned on me how much my thought process differed from other worshippers. There are some people who come to church each week asking “Will they sing the songs I like?” “Will the sermon meet […]

My Radical Idea for Bible Classes

November 7, 2014

Each Sunday morning, Christians around the world gather for Bible class. This is a wonderful tradition that has helped to strengthen the faith of believers for many years. Christians agree that God speaks to us through his holy word. We believe that even though the words of Scripture were first written down long ago, God […]

How to Overcome Generational Differences

September 21, 2014

Each generation is different. They each have their own unique perspective. They each have different ways of looking at problems and coming up with solutions. Each generation looks at things through a different lens. A younger generation sees things an older generation does not and vice versa. These different perspectives sometimes cause generational rifts. This […]

Slow Church

June 16, 2014

Chris Smith and John Pattinson want to start a revolution, a slow church revolution, and I hope they succeed. What is slow church? A slow church is one that seeks to follow in the Way of Jesus day by day, even when doing so seems inconvenient or even impossible. A key part of our slowing […]

Love the Church

April 10, 2014

In Ephesians 5:25-27 Paul writes about the love Jesus has for the church. He loves the church so much that he gave his life for the church (Eph. 5:25). The church is the bride of Christ. The church is something we should love and cherish. What does this mean? What does it mean to love […]

The Greatest Threat to the Church

February 24, 2014

And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are […]

Musings

February 6, 2014

What About the Church? Donald Miller started a firestorm this week when he posted to his blog that he does not regularly attend church services. I agreed with some of Miller’s critiques concerning the church, but I found his answers to these problems to be unhelpful. Many people responded to Miller and some of these posts had much to […]

A Change in Greeting

November 7, 2013

A couple of months ago I made a decision to change my greeting when I get up to speak. I used to say “good morning” but now I say “grace and peace” or something similar. To be honest I miss saying “good morning” and hearing all the congregation respond by saying “good morning” in return. […]

Musings

September 20, 2013

Children & Worship Jamie Bruesehoff has written an excellent post on the importance of children in worship. She wonderfully details the struggle parents have wrestling with their children throughout worship, but then contrasts that with the blessings of having children in worship. We live in a culture that constantly wants to entertain children and send […]