Category Archive: Church

Jun 21

Servant Leader – Jim McClarey

Servant Leader I am so glad I have been able to get to know, work along side, and become friends with this man. I’ve gone on 13 mission trips (and about as many ski trips) with Jim McClarey (in blue). Those who have gone on the mission trips know that being there with Jim is …

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Jan 05

Ten Practical Ways To Take Your Ministry To The Next Level

This is a very good post by Tim Price. Ten Practical Ways To Take Your Ministry To The Next Level – Click here Does look toward taking it to the next level, but also about building foundations, intentionality, and sustainability. Under Document Your Ministry he has a good list: Vision; Culture; Process; Main Thing; Fully …

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Dec 03

Pax Romana

Notes taken while listening to espisode 3 of Romans video series on RightWay Media (by Mart De Haan [with Jimmy DeYoung]). Ceaseria Phillipi (named in honor of Caesar Augustus) was the administrative center (for the Romans) of Palestine. Herod was put in by the romans as the ‘King of the Jews’. He had a palace …

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Oct 24

Establishments and Institutions

Sermon idea:  I like institutions (look up definition). They exist to carry out a needed duty. ‘The establishment’ on the other hand seems to mainly be there to maintain itself.  In Yancey’s ‘The Jesus I Never Knew’ book he says, on page 197, that Jesus posed a genuine threat to the establishment in Jerusalem. More …

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Aug 07

Kubb

The Game of Kubb (pronounced ‘koob’) is a great game for youth and adults. It’s origins are believed to be the Vikings. It is fairly popular various places around the US and world. It can be played 1 v 1 or teams of about any size. In the game, players throw (underhand required), and knock …

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Jul 31

Church of Satan, Satanic Temple, and Theistic Satanism

I did some looking around this afternoon and wanted to write down what I found. I was prompted to do this research after an article appeared in the Washington Post titled, “An After School Satan Club could be coming to your kid’s elementary school.” I’ll comment on the article at the bottom. I am a practicing Christian. …

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Jul 13

In divisive times, who will lead? Who will Heal?

Very nice piece by @MJGerson  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-our-moment-of-division-who-will-lead/2016/07/11/1a8232fa-4798-11e6-acbc-4d4870a079da_story.html Gerson gives a good analysis of the current (decisive) political situation.  He sees a need (as do I) for politicians who do not “immediately fall into partisan ruts, or post Facebook banalities.”  Another good quote is: In fact, there are people on the left and right who benefit from …

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Apr 21

Four Alls of the Great Commission

http://www.cmfnow.com/articles/pt570.htm http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1104232498086-161/The+Four+Alls+of+the+Great+Commission+-+Copy.pdf Matthew takes us from the particular to the universal (Jewish disciples to disciples from all nations The Four “Alls” of a Truly Comprehensive Vision The Four “Alls” of a Truly Comprehensive Vision

Apr 07

7 Free Online Tools for Sermon Writing

http://www.concordiatechnology.org/blog/2016/03/7-free-online-tools-for-sermon-writing?utm_content=25259776&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter 6th one is Christian Classics Ethereal Library  – The mission of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) is to build up the church by making classic Christian literature widely available and promoting its use for edification and study by interested Christians, seekers and scholars. The CCEL accomplishes this by selecting, collecting, distributing, and promoting …

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Feb 23

Today’s thinking

from Stuart Briscoe’s message. 2-23-16 on WDLM-QC (original date unknown). “The Church’s Responsibility, Part 2” People think and act differently.  This needs to impact that way we communicate and minister.  The problem of secularization: People are turning from a concept of transcendence and find meaning in the immediate and the material. ideas from Alex Guinness… …

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