Category Archives: Church

The Church Is Not a Building

It’s funny how words take on different meanings over time. “Bad” used to mean bad but there for awhile at least it somehow meant good. “Cougar” used to mean a large cat. “Gay” used to mean a happy person. “Tight” … Continue reading

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Ancient Paths – Definitely the Path Less Traveled

I often wonder how radically different our views about what the Christian life should look like would be if we looked through the lens of historic Christianity instead of modern-day Christianity–especially in America. Jeremiah 6:16 says, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Stand in the ways, … Continue reading

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Who (or What) Are You?

Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter responded by saying that He was Christ, the Son of the living God. If you asked people the same question about yourself (in a spiritual sense), what would they say … Continue reading

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An Unusual Love Story

My son Tim recently married his fiancée Randi and it was a glorious day. There they were, standing at the wedding altar in front of the friends and family who had gathered, exchanging vows and committing their lives to one … Continue reading

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Which Came First: God or the Church?

Most likely you’ve heard the old question, “Which came first: the chicken or the egg?” For some reason this really seems to be a legitimate question for many, but for anyone who is a Christian the answer is self-evident. God … Continue reading

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Does Love Work?

We have a book club at work twice a year where we read a book that’s pertinent to where we are as a firm and this time it’s on a book called Love Works by Joel Manby. Like many other … Continue reading

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Church is Not a Country Club

How would you describe a country club? They have members. Members meet in a specific (usually pretty big) location. They have food and fun and programs and events for members. Members pay to be a part of it. The money … Continue reading

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Church is Not a School

Sometimes you may hear Christians referring to what’s termed “the School of Christ” (the school of Christ is quite real, but it’s an experience not a classroom). Others may talk a lot about “Sunday School”. And of course there are those … Continue reading

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What Church is Not

Have you ever tried to explain something to someone that they have never seen or touched or experienced? It’s tough. Sometimes the best you can do is tell them what it’s not so as to eliminate all the stuff they might … Continue reading

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Salvation is Not a Scripted Transaction

It’s always interesting when someone comes close to treading on a sacred cow doctrine that folks have believed for years whether or not it is entirely biblical. That seems to be the case with many popular doctrines nowadays and perhaps … Continue reading

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