Tag Archives: sports

Is a one-man sermon like one-man soccer? (Getting a kick out of soccer.)

Getting a kick out of soccer . . . While watching a soccer (football) game, I noticed that no one person kept constant control of the soccer ball. Instead the ball was being headed, kicked, passed, run, and rolled all over the … Continue reading

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Game Fixing Breaks Sports Integrity — What About Church Fixing?

Game fixing occurs when a sporting event is made to follow a completely or partially predetermined result.  (When the same thing is done in church, is it “church fixing”?) So what’s wrong with game fixing? Game fixing drastically changes the nature … Continue reading

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Volleyball is like participatory church — full of action!

Participatory church is like volleyball — full of action. The living Jesus Christ freely moves around the room and prompts individual people to respond to Him, releasing love, faith, passion, trust, confidence, belief, joyful smiles, and a sense of family … Continue reading

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Soccer church? Or American football church?

  American football style church = the quarterback (pastor) is responsible for getting the ball (the Gospel) to others. Soccer style church = any player can move the ball and/or pass it to others.

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The world’s most exciting sport!

What is the most challenging and exciting sport in the world? –Playing follow the leader with the living, resurrected Jesus Christ! However, it’s not the world’s most popular sport.  Most people haven’t even heard about it. People have heard about … Continue reading

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Spirit-Led Church–Where Ordinary People Are The Playmakers

Go with the best flows! –Life’s a flow show — currents streaming in us and around us — rivers flow, sap flows, blood flows, thoughts flow, emotions flow, time flows, information flows. But not all flows are equal — love … Continue reading

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Clipboard Jesus is Coming to Nashville!

Church meetings have traditionally kept the living, resurrected Jesus on the sidelines, like a backup quarterback, holding a clipboard for the preacher who programs and runs the meeting. In the news: Clipboard Jesus is coming to Nashville this summer. His … Continue reading

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