Category Archives: Church Issues

The Church Bully

I just came across an insightful post from Thom Rainer. In his post, Rainer lists nine common characteristics of what he labels “church bullies”. Read through the points below. Have you ever had to deal with a church bully? Have … Continue reading

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Pastor Halts Gay Funeral: Some Observations

A pastor in Colorado halted the funeral of a gay woman that was taking place in the church where he serves and, according to Yahoo Parenting, there are many people upset. Click here for the article. Apparently, the reason for … Continue reading

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The Bible in Context: Philippians 4:8

Quoting Scripture from memory can be a wonderful thing.  But, as with most things, there are also dangers.  How often have you heard someone recite a verse in an effort to offer biblical wisdom to a situation only to realize … Continue reading

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Can Anything Be A Religion?

I read a very interesting article today that I came across on Yahoo’s homepage.  The title of the article is “NC Teen: Nose Ring More Than Fashion, It’s Faith”. Apparently, a high school girl in North Carolina has been suspended … Continue reading

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Being a Shrewd Christian

Yesterday, I preached a sermon on the Parable of the Dishonest Manager, or more commonly known as the Parable of the Shrewd Steward.  The passage is found in Luke 16:1-13 and reads as follows: He also said to the disciples, … Continue reading

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Hearing the “Voice” of God

How many times have you heard someone say “God told me to  (fill in the blank) “?  I am not talking about the crazy person who says that God told him to blow up a day care center.  It is … Continue reading

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A New Beginning…

Tonight, my family spends its last night in Ohio.  Tomorrow morning, we load up our moving truck and head to our new ministry in a small town outside of Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Rachel and I are very excited about what lies ahead and we … Continue reading

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So, why are Millennials leaving the Church?

Millennials, those 18 to 29 years old, are less likely to attend church than those in previous generations.  One may conclude that this generation is more secular than their parents and grandparents, but a recent report says this assumption is … Continue reading

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Are we better off without Sunday school?

A couple of weeks ago I was given a book to read.  The book, Already Gone, was written by Ken Ham (Answers in Genesis founder) and Britt Beemer.  It explores why so many children who are raised in the church … Continue reading

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As Americans Go Hungry, Where Is The Church?

The USDA has released a report showing that 49 million Americans are short on food.  17 million of these are children.  That is an increase from 11% of Americans in 2007 to nearly 15% in 2008. It is great that … Continue reading

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