Tag Archives: lifestyles

All lifestyles are not equal. (Is yours working?)

All lifestyles are not equal: –America teaches that there are a vast diversity of lifestyles, however, Christianity teaches that there are only two basic lifestyles. We can live our life following and obeying our thoughts, feelings, opinions, and desires. Or … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Accusations of “Hate” to Genuinely Getting Along . . .

If a friend, a relative, or even a stranger, in spite of anatomy, proclaimed his arms to be wings and boldly declared that he is a bird; I’d still be nice to him.  I wouldn’t be mean to him, and … Continue reading

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Are You In A Mess?

It doesn’t matter what you think or feel or if you live life with a thrill.  What matters is reality.  A life aligned with your own opinions and feelings will wilt and wallow in messy confusion.  A life aligned with … Continue reading

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World Famous “Good” Men Who Weren’t So Good

People like to look back on history and call certain world famous men (or groups of men) good.  Perhaps the two groups of men that have been considered the best of the good are the American Founding Fathers and the … Continue reading

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Are Sermons Effective?

Have you ever tested the effectiveness of sermons? I did. I was a brand new pastor in my first church — Mayfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Mayfield, Kentucky. After finishing three years of seminary, I had been preaching for about … Continue reading

Posted in Berry Street, Berry Street Worship Center, Christ, Christianity, church, Cumberland Presybterian Church, East Nashville, house church, I Corinthians 14:26, kingdom of God, lifestyles, movement, mystery, mysticism, Nashville, organic church, praise and worship, religion, sermons, simple church, spiritual formation, spiritual growth, spiritual skills, supernatural, The Salvation Army, Uncategorized, values, What is church?, worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

No Intent To Repent

As I was driving recently, four words came through my mind that I had never thought in that order before.  The words were:  no intent to repent.  Those words got me started thinking.  If you look about our society, you … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, church, God, life, lifestyles, morality, morals, popular culture, repent, revelation, sin, thinking, thoughts, Uncategorized, values, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

11 Myths Our Culture Loves

Many people like to believe that our contemporary culture is rational and logical and is not subject to myths.  However, that just isn’t true.  Our society has many myths and gods.  Here are a few of them: Modern Myth #11 … Continue reading

Posted in adult language, adultery, alternative lifestyle, casual sex, feelings, gods, greed, language, life, lifestyles, mature language, modern myths, morality, morals, myths, origin of life, polytheism, race, self-image, stuff, theory of evolution, values, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments