Excuse of a Church?

GOB SMACKED – What can I say? ———————————————- “I can be married and travel a lot for work, and be gone for days, weeks, months, a year on end. We can come home from work very late every evening, work many weekends, and therefore unable to spend time in the evenings with our wife, husband,…

When I’m Not So Good! Peeking Seeking Yet Without Favor?

This just kind of sat with me a while. (Heidelberg Catechism) Secular humanism is satisfied with man’s goodness ability, ingenuity, wisdom, capacity to fix all systems, institutions etc. We can fix things because we know the good. The Lord’s Supper is an confessed, expressed dissatisfaction with myself. I cain’t even fix myself, how can I…

How To Sense The Prevenient Work Of Grace On Others We Serve?

PREVENIENT GRACE? Gods grace is not only with us believers. His grace also goes ahead, and is working in advance by his Holy Spirit on the world. The Holy Spirit goes AHEAD of our great commission work. Calvinists would probably call this the general work of Grace. The Spirits work in the world is to…

What John The Baptist Got Wrong? PART #3

A cheeky mini series. Part #1 You Are Getting What you deserve Part #2 You Are Not Being Persecuted Taking a few common approaches to ministry to the word again today. Here are a few typical attitudes we hear often, about how we speak about ministry, preaching, teaching the word. See what John didn’t understand…

“You Are Not Being Persecuted!” PART #2

This missionary really has that phrase stuck in my Craw…. This is A cheeky mini series of three Parts. This is Part Two…. more reflections on the previous post Part #1 Here “Just Getting What You Deserve” and Part #3 What John The Baptist Got Wrong? —————– A person told me that HR went through…

Just Getting What You Deserve? PART #1

Just getting what we deserve for not following the rules. This is A cheeky mini series of three Parts (Part #2 here “You Are Not Being Persecuted”) (Part #3 What John The Baptist Got Wrong?) I’m writing this as an illustration of what poor theology might sound like in our times. Let’s use Paul as…

As A Jesus Community Forms

I massively edited this article as it did not tell the story I wanted to tell, the way I wanted to express it. So new face. ————–‐————————‐—————‐ We have been part of simple movements and expressions for almost thirteen years now. At one point I had not been in a traditional church building for two…

Ruin Your Christian Witness?

ON MY GOSH, MY LYNN. SHE IS SOMETHING ELSE. HEAR THIS OUT – DONT MISS THE PUNCHLINE ——————————————– Lynn and I were chatting this morning. And I commented to her that a lot of young Christian leaders are telling me they are being told by their peers, or other leaders “Dont post about that controversial…

PODCAST (44) Science Of Rogue Waves Part#2 With Ben Rayner

PODCAST LINK HERE Benjamin Rayner is with is today for part #1 of 2 conversations. Science said Rogue waves did not exist until 1995. Seamen knew they did, but science was skeptical.Listen in to this two part series on theories of what Rogue waves are. Ben is 3rd Culture kid raised in French West Africa, Did a few…