Category Archives: Church

Joy, Happiness and The Christian–Joy Factor #1

I wonder how many Christians feel that their level of joy/happiness does not match the faith they profess.  I was most definitely in that category, though I’ve improved significantly.  I thought I would share my journey in this regard and … Continue reading

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Established Churches and New Churches Need Each Other

Last week I wrote in response to Donald Miller’s controversial post denying church attendance as essential to the Christian faith.  Today, I want to respond to a video by Francis Chan sent to me by a good friend after I … Continue reading

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The Church and Your Personal Community

A few weeks ago, I asked those who identify as Christians and struggle with church attendance what was the cause of that struggle in this poll (you can still vote). Part of the reason I had to ask the question is … Continue reading

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What Makes a Great Preacher

I am going to be a little more vulnerable and transparent in this post.  I’ve decided to share a list I wrote last May as a challenge to myself to become a great preacher.  First, let me head off any … Continue reading

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Struggling to Attend Church Services

If you are a Christian that struggles to attend church services, you can help me out by answering the poll question below.  Your answer will be completely anonymous and by no means am I casting judgment on those who struggle … Continue reading

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Racism and Redemption

                Recently, a host for a cooking show, Paula Deen, and a professional football player, Riley Cooper, were caught using the “n” word in different contexts.  The word is inherently a racial slur … Continue reading

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God’s Voice and the Mission of the Church

It has been a while since my last post.  I confess to struggling mightily with motivation for blogging (or social media in general) when I get into really busy seasons in my life.  I am finally sitting down to write … Continue reading

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