Category Archives: church

Care for soul-wounds

It’s almost impossible to convey the love of Christ to people when you feel hostile toward them. Be kind. Life’s ups and downs shouldn’t be a Ferris Wheel, endlessly repeating, but a mountain railroad taking you to a lovely destination. … Continue reading

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Priests behaving badly in Pensylvania

A grand jury report issued on August 14 revealed that Roman Catholic bishops in Pennsylvania covered up child sexual abuse by more than 300 priests that took place over a period of 70 years. (A week before that numerous allegations … Continue reading

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Bill Hybels & Willow Creek show flaws of “Big Man On Campus” church

Perhaps Bill Hybels shows that the “Big Man On Campus” way of doing church is flawed. Here’s are some insights inspired by Bill’s alleged backstage harassment incidents at Willow Creek. Religious leaders who have power over a congregation and little … Continue reading

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For the best defense, don’t take offense

Life offers many opportunities to be offended. Try not to take them. Taking offense is a huge expense that can bankrupt relationships and separate friends. The “take offense — get angry — hold resentment” sequence doesn’t make sense. Perhaps we should … Continue reading

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Fabulous faith will unravel your guilt quilt

If your faith isn’t fabulous, perhaps you’re stuck in a religious rut. Too often Christians in church look tranquilized rather than mobilized. Sometimes the mission of the church seems to be to satisfy and entertain Christians rather than to share Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Bystanders vs. spiritual revolutionaries

Too many Christians have been trained to be bystanders and onlookers rather than spiritual revolutionaries. If you look at church as a training center, what is it training Christians to do? Sit and listen. Perhaps pastors need to be coaches … Continue reading

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Go off the map — Jesus is the way!

Go off the map. Break out of your programming. Be led by the risen Jesus. He is the way. Follow Him! Church sits in idle. But ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to start your engines! True Christianity isn’t a cold … Continue reading

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