Category: Church

  • Meanwhile at the fortress of Solitude…

    I honestly didn’t intend to drop this blog so completely but my new blog has taken up a lot more of my time than I intended. But things have been moving along quite nicely, I had recently posted about being caught between two worlds and while I have reduced my extra biblical reading on theological […]

  • Money and Me

    I have talked a little about minimizing my life and the reasons for doing so but I don’t know if I am ready to take the steps I think are necessary.  A few weeks ago Todd over at Todd talked a little about how a recent mission trip affected the way he thinks about […]

  • Suburban Missionary: Friend of a Friend

    Saturday I helped one of my best and longest term friends move out of Ohio, he has moved on to take a position as Youth Pastor. At his house I met a girl named Stephanie who works with my friends wife. Was that clear as mud? Anyway Stephanie moved down here alone and left her […]

  • Suburban Missionary

    “You feel called to Africa but you haven’t gone across the street” — Many Pastors across America. I have heard the above quote many a times in my life from a preacher who is trying to convince people to witness to their neighbors. Although I have a great numbers of problems with modern evangelism techniques I am beginning to feel the heart of the preachers who have shouted this to their congregation.

  • Idolatry in our lives

    Romans 1:25 – They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen Someone once said “The opposite of Christianity is not atheism but idolatry” and Mark Driscoll has made the point that because we are created to worship we will worship […]

  • I Am Out of Focus…

    I have often said that at times “Christians know how to be friendly, but know little about being friends,” and I believe this to be true especially in my own life.  I believe I have found the answer to why, and it is a matter of focus.

  • More from the Willow Creek Study

    More on Willow Creek’s findings If you don’t know what those findings are please check out my previous post. One thing that was covered in Willow Creeks Key findings page was that the people whose lives are most centered on Christ are those who are most dissatisfied with the church as a whole. I can’t […]

  • Blowing my Mind — Willowcreek “We were wrong”

    I am not trying take this time to bash Willowcreek but I am tipping my hat to them for admitting their errors and continuing to seek God regarding how they are supposed to do things. It is easy when you are one of the most ‘successful’ churches in the country to just put it into […]

  • Reflections on the Modern House Church Movement

    Frank Viola has a long and rich history in the world of House Churches. He has written a great deal on the subject and spends a time traveling and planting churches all over the world. This article looks at the ‘movement’ from a very high level and includes his experiences of different kinds of house […]

  • House Church Clarification

    When I talk about house church it is rare that I get an excited response but this past Saturday a friend introduced me to another couple as running a house church and the couple was actually excited and interested in the concept.