Monthly Archives: December 2014

Go Up, In, and Out for Christmas

Have some fun this Christmas and take time to do life like Jesus on Christmas. Go Up for Christmas!  Respond in worship and prayer as you take time to remember what Christmas is all about.  In Jesus Christ, God became one of … Continue reading

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Missional Living Micro Post

Of the twelve best know apostles, eleven were killed and the one who survived (John) suffered. Yet each would have said confidently, soberly, that Jesus protected them. Either they were all crazy fools (but they didn’t live or write like … Continue reading

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Why People Are Disillusioned with the Church AND Things To Do About It

One time, a man in the church asked me to spend a day with him fishing. I couldn’t do it, I said, because I had to spend that time preparing for the worship service. Wow, I wish I could have … Continue reading

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Why People Are Disillusioned with the Church AND Things To Do About It

Why are people disillusioned with the church?  There are too many reasons.  In a short video, Mark Vanderstelt (Soma Communities) shares insight from a couple in his fellowship that had become disillusioned with church.  I summarize the reasons he shared below and offer … Continue reading

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6 Dangers That MUST Be Addressed To Save Your Youth Group (and a Response)

Part 1 is an excerpt from an article by Justin Lopez at Austin Stone.  Humbly, I offer part 2 as my response.  It reflects what I would do about it if I were still leading a youth ministry and is informed by … Continue reading

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What Sunday morning football taught me about Missional Communities

Originally posted on The Untaming:
About six months ago, a friend of mine wanted to get the local men together for a light-hearted football (soccer) game on Sunday mornings. I turned up for the first time last week (!) and…

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Bless Three People This Week – Super Short Blog

This is a season when people are very open to being blessed.  You may be tempted to  forgo the effort to bless others – afterall, people are giving and receiving gifts, telling others “Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays/Happy Chanukah/Seasons Greetings”, holding doors, … Continue reading

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