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Archive for the ‘Community’ Category

Should Christians Wear Masks?

April 29, 2020

What if my state or local government requires me to wear a mask? “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur […]

How to Transform a Congregation

October 9, 2019

5 Questions on Racial Reconciliation

May 16, 2019

What Small Town Churches Have to Offer

March 1, 2019

Well I was born in a small town And I live in a small town Probably die in a small town Oh, those small communities – John Mellencamp Like the John Mellencamp song, I grew up in a small town. I have spent much time ministering in small towns. The first church I preached for […]

The Sin of Sectarianism

December 4, 2018

Sectarianism is defined in various ways. One online dictionary lists factional and separatist as synonyms. Christianity has boundaries that we must uphold, but a sectarian is someone that sets up unnecessary boundaries. They purposefully separate themselves from others who faithfully profess the Christian faith. There are parts of the Bible that are plain and simple, […]

Love, Trust, & Community

April 17, 2015

1 Corinthians 13 is one of the more well-known chapters within the Bible. It is read at weddings. It is quoted by religious and non-religious people. It is a meditation on love. We are called to love because God first loved us (1 John 4:19). The two greatest commands are to love God and love […]

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 […]

Seeing With Eyes of Faith

May 8, 2014

“From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 Corinthians 5:16-17) When we become […]

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 […]