Does Your Church Pray?

Or,  “A Case of Disappering Prayer” “The feature that is supposed to distinguish Christian churches, Christian people, and Christian gatherings is the aroma of prayer. It doesn’t matter what your tradition or my tradition is. The house is not ours anyway; it is the Father’s.        Does the Bible ever say anywhere from … More Does Your Church Pray?

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The Trivialization of God (and the Church)

“Visit a church on Sunday morning—almost any will do—and you will likely find a congregation comfortably relating to a deity who fits nicely within precise doctrinal positions, or who lends almighty support to social crusades, or who conforms to individual spiritual experiences. But you will not likely find much awe or sense of mystery. The … More The Trivialization of God (and the Church)

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Testing Your Manhood

  In response to an interview question, “What is a great lover?” the Actor Ricardo Montalban, famously replied,  “A great lover is someone who can satisfy one woman her entire lifetime and be satisfied with one woman his entire lifetime. It is not someone who goes from woman to woman; any dog can do that.”  … More Testing Your Manhood

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What Does it Mean to “Raise the Bar on What it Means to be a Disciple” in Your Church?

We are always seeking to improve our process of making disciples. It is the task of the church so it makes sense that we would want to do it well so that the Savior receives all the glory and honor and worship that He deserves. But there are other reasons to do this well. Reasons to Do Discipleship Well Since we are stewards of the gospel and ambassadors to the world for the Kingdom of God we want to do spiritual formation and … More What Does it Mean to “Raise the Bar on What it Means to be a Disciple” in Your Church?

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“This is How Love Wins”

We don’t love what we will not sacrifice for. But God . . . “But God demonstrated His love for us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”   — Romans 5:8 Be intoxicated with His love.  And then go love everyone you know in His name.  

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