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Go!

Go, baptize, teach, remember. With such basic instructions, I wonder how church got so complicated. We have committees, ministries, task forces, councils, conferences, doctrines, dogmas. Some churches even have courts and trials to enforce it all. This structure may have something to do with how we refine and revise our processes. New procedures are usually built on what came before. When we…

On Fire!

So I read something quite compelling this week. A pastor, Bill Carter, suggests that the only church worth having, the only church worth belonging to, is a charismatic church. And he tells of a time when he was in a Christian bookstore. A customer learned from a sales clerk that he was a pastor. She turned to him and said, “I’m new…

The Journey Begins…

A while back I ran into someone that I hadn’t seen in years. But I remembered that she’d had a birthday recently and so I said, “Happy Birthday!” Well, she was confused by this and I realized that I had crossed that invisible line that divides friends from mere acquaintances. Only good and close friends know when your birthday is. So how…

Amen!

The 2013 Official Rules of Major League Baseball is a book of 240 pages in length. Maybe you would expect it to be that long, or maybe even longer. No doubt it takes a good many rules to organize a nationwide sports league – the NFL, NBA, NHL… But I wonder, the average baseball fan…

I Believe in the Holy Spirit

The story goes about the brand new pastor who had been in his first church for just over one month. One day, he heard a knock at the door of the parsonage. “Is that the Methodist church?” a grinning stranger asked. He said yes. “Is this the parsonage?” “Yes ma’am, it is.” “Well, I need…

…on the third day he rose again from the dead…

Expectations – Expectations have everything to do with how we experience the world around us and the events we encounter. Sometimes our expectations will miss the mark and we’ll be surprised – either for the better or for the worse. Other times our expectations can serve as a self-fulfilling prophecy and we’ll get just what…