There are lots of reasons to not go to church, but here are the Top 10 reasons why you should suck-it up and go anyway. 10) It Could Change the Way You Feel If you don’t go this time, what makes you think you’ll want to go next week. You never know, something might … More Why You Should Go To Church Even If You Don’t Feel Like It
From the makers of Sham Wow, the George Foreman Grill, the Snuggie, Pre-Blessed Food, and Bow-Flex now present Insane Devos! Has your devotional time grown stale? It’s time to change it up a bit! But there are so many different devotionals out there. What do you choose? Insane Devos! is a 2-tiered program that will … More Take Your Devotions from Mundane to Insane!
I personally have mixed feelings about church membership. I remember going through the Purpose Driven Life’s 30-Days of Purpose with my church when I was but a precocious Bible College Student. The Bible Study material brought out topics such as: Evangelism, Discipleship, Worship, Preaching, and Membership. I remember thinking how Sesame Street taught me. (sing … More Pros and Cons to Church Membership: Yes There Are Pros and Cons
I think this is a challenging question for many Christians. Is there certain material that as a Christian we just shouldn’t watch? I guess for some it’s not challenging at all because they just see whatever movie they want. I’m a straight shooter. I find total honesty makes my life easier. So here it is, … More A Christian’s Movie Standards: Joe’s Thoughts
I spent most of my life thinking of Sunday as the end of the weekend. Monday started my week. I went so far as shifting “Sunday” to the far right side on my iCal calendar on my iPhone. It just helped me to better visualize my week. What about you? In your life, is Sunday … More Does Sunday End Your Week or Start It? or (How to Get the Most Out of Church)
For some reason we have developed levels or ranks in Christianity. I’m not sure when this started, but it certainly wasn’t in the first century. I think I’ve accurately identified the different level Christians that exist: New Believer Church Goer Church Member Ministry Helper Ministry Leader Deacon Elder Senior Pastor Missionary New Tribes Missionary Again, … More The Great Commission IS Christianity
This is a little more targeted of a blog than I usually do, so after you read it, forward it to either a High School student, Youth Pastor, or the like that might be able to use its insights a bit more. I want to talk about being called into vocational Christian Ministry. This is … More 5 Things Students Can Do to Get Ready for Christian Ministry
30-year mortgages, car loans, credit cards and the like have helped Americans buy homes, have reliable transportation, and make it through those challenging moments for decades now. They have been both a godsend and the bane of western civilization. I regrettably have 21 more years on the first one, 2 too many of the second, … More Why Do We Have Debt When We Have God?
I really wonder if the Bible was being written today would Jesus use marriage as the example for how much he loves His church. Jesus consistently used Bride and Groom analogies to describe His commitment to His Followers; and the Apostle Paul continued on with that analogy in his letters. Yet today, people get divorced … More Why Christian Marriage Matters
In modern times, the use of ever more sophisticated telescopes have revealed more and more of the universe and it has gotten bigger in our minds every year of our existence. In the same way, ever more sophisticated microscopes have revealed more and more of the complex micro-verse that comprises each of our cells down … More The Universe, the Microverse, and the Creator: An Epic Poem