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Tuesday Rambling 9.20.16 – The Church: What If?

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Tuesday means rambling time:

  • These thoughts are not limited to the local church I lead. I am simply wondering out loud about the condition of the Church.
  • None of this will make the category of “earth shattering”, but I know in any given week I struggle with one or more of the following areas:
  • What if we laid down our preferences about church and truly made loving Jesus together the number one priority?
  • What if, for every complaint we had about something or someone in church, we put twice as much energy into improving the situation?
  • What if we prayed for pastors’ preaching more than we critiqued?
  • What if we truly prayed for the spiritual growth of Christians we love to judge?
  • What if the leaders of the church we attended knew our attendance and giving weren’t tied directly to our feelings, our evaluation, or our unwillingness to work through problems in a biblical manner?
  • What if believers learned how to leave churches with as much grace as we join them?
  • What if our churches could count on an hour of service from us every month?
  • What if missions occupied our prayer time at the same level as health requests?
  • What if those hurt by churches found a place of healing and hope in our local fellowships?

Monday Challenge 9.19.16 – Sports in NC, Controllers, Dads Singing

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Good Monday Morning. No such thing in your world? Sorry about that. Perhaps a challenge or two (or four!) will make your day. The Phony War with the NCAA This article calls the wars sports entities have waged against the state of North Carolina … [Continue reading]

Friday Feature 9.16.16 – Freedom of Sexual Integrity

An article by a 32 year old virgin stood out this week as Monday's top-clicked article. Read it here: "I'm a 32 year old virgin . . . living the dream" A couple comments: 1. Courage I think the stance itself shows courage. More and more, … [Continue reading]

Tuesday Rambling 9.13.16 – Unanswered Prayers for Our City

Tuesday lurked yesterday and now takes the forefront. Time to ramble: Perhaps "unanswered" misidentifies the reality here. God always answers, He just calls us to conform our will to His. So, let me say God is not answering the prayers for … [Continue reading]

Monday Challenge 9.12.16 – 9/11, A Free-Living Virgin, Human Approval

Happy Monday! Okay, strong language perhaps. At the very least I hope you stopped by here for a challenge. Remembering 9/11 These memories from Air Force One brought a lot of perspective. This tells the story of a selfless hero. In the same … [Continue reading]

Friday Feature 9.9.16 – Influence of Women

Check out this week's most popular article from Monday's post: Why Man and Woman Are Not Equal I went with the title "Influence of Women" because reading this article will make you think about how women influence men, and always have. Please … [Continue reading]

Think and Act 9.7.16 – NBC, The Ark Encounter, and Bill Nye

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In case you didn't hear yet, a Christian group called Answers in Genesis opened a life-size Ark Encounter in Kentucky in July. Think a bit with me. A title of "Think and Act" might lend itself to that, yes? 1. NBC covered the opening of the … [Continue reading]

Tuesday Rambling 9.6.16 – Spiritual Warfare’s Many Faces

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Ready. Set. Rambling: I wonder how often U.S. believers consider spiritual warfare with so much access to "take care of our problems". Government, medicine, non-profits, even churches can (even if unintentionally) help in ways which shield … [Continue reading]

Monday Challenge 9.5.16 – Men/Women NOT Equal, Kindness, Death Penalty

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Good Monday morning! I hope you enjoy your holiday (if you indeed have the day off). Don't miss these challenging articles! The Value of Women Men and women are NOT equal. This article explores a few reasons why. Question: Do you find any … [Continue reading]

Tuesday Rambling 8.30.16 – Happenings In Sports

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Lots going on in sports. Just a few comments I like to call Tuesday Rambling: So Colin Kaepernick sat for the national anthem - perhaps you heard something about this. No, I don't agree with it.  But, the nature of free speech is just that: … [Continue reading]