Tag Archives: Christ

Disillusionment

When I quit my job as a landscape construction estimator many years ago to serve full time with an organization focused on the unreached, I had few expectations. I had been reluctant to get involved with what I knew would … Continue reading

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Authentic Christianity

Last week I had a few days when it seemed that everything I attempted to do failed. What should have been a twenty minute job replacing a wax seal on a toilet turned into a three day marathon that climaxed … Continue reading

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Fig Leaves Religion

On one of our recent podcasts I mentioned a conversation with a couple of teenagers that occurred years ago when I pastored an institutional “church.” I was concerned about their spiritual condition as they showed no interest in the “things … Continue reading

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Christian Transformers

When I was 22 I fell in love with a Christian girl who was straight as an arrow in my estimation, so I cleaned the pot seeds out of the glove compartment of my El Camino and decided to return … Continue reading

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Information Overload

I love watching old westerns. Even cheesy serials like Bonanza and The Big Valley keep me interested. Part of the reason must be the fact that I grew up in an area where the “Old West” was still alive and … Continue reading

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Building Blind*

Just about everyone from casual ‘church’ attendees to those regarded as church statesmen would agree that what most people call church today is in serious trouble. There is no need to review the long and familiar list of alarming statistics … Continue reading

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Perspective

To hear many Christians talk you would think their future and well being was wrapped up in what happens in this country. I suppose if my peace depended on financial security or remaining in control of the peripheral elements of … Continue reading

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Processing Purpose

Many years ago I was blessed to learn from a wise spiritual leader who had the ability to upset my paradigm with a single sentence. One of her little nuggets of truth has stuck with me throughout the years, and … Continue reading

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Managing God with our Ministry Strategies

Often when I hear Christian leaders discussing ministry strategy, it sounds much like business men going over what has and hasn’t worked in their particular field. It’s all about operating in ‘proven’ principles and determining what infrastructure might best facilitate … Continue reading

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Priest or Pauper *

I was chatting with a friend who’s in his early 80′s. He was called “pastor” at one time before he was fired by the denomination for failing to submit to one of their rules. Although he’s long since given up … Continue reading

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