Monthly Archives: April 2007

Churches that “Get it”

Todd Rhoades at Monday Morning Insight did a post early in April on “10 Observations from Churches Who ‘Get It.’” As a pastor who would like to describe my congregation’s as “getting it,” I’m afraid we don’t always measure up … Continue reading

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Wesley Fellowship at NTCC

I’m certainly not as good a movie maker as my son, but here’s a short promotional video I made for the campus ministry at Northeast Texas Community College.

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Spiritual Maturity

Some folks think maturity is a simple function of age: the older you are, the more mature you are. A quick read of any newspaper would disabuse us of that notion. We find countless accounts of people of all ages … Continue reading

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Humility is a Christian virtue. One good way to know what humility looks like is to look at Jesus. When we look at Jesus we see someone who was confident and sure of himself. He did not wallow in self-doubt … Continue reading

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How close to the edge of the cliff can I get before I fall off? That seems to be a popular attitude today. As one who has spent many years in youth ministry, I’ve heard many youth ask something like … Continue reading

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Teaching Religion in Public School

How can our public schools teach about religion? Stephen Prothero has just written a book (Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know – and Doesn’t) examining our failure at educating people in religion and proposing some ways we can … Continue reading

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