Pros and Cons to Church Membership: Yes There Are Pros and Cons

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

A Christian’s Movie Standards: Joe’s Thoughts

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

Does Sunday End Your Week or Start It? or (How to Get the Most Out of Church)

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)

The Great Commission IS Christianity

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

5 Things Students Can Do to Get Ready for Christian Ministry

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

The Universe, the Microverse, and the Creator: An Epic Poem

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