Why is it so Difficult to Pass the Baton?
Oct13

Why is it so Difficult to Pass the Baton?

Why is it so difficult to pass the baton to the next generation? Why do Christian Leaders (Bishops “Pastors” Elders) have so much trouble passing the baton when the time comes? There is probably no greater test of a leader’s maturity than when it comes time to pass the baton and move the spotlight to the next generation. Seasons change for everything the Lord creates. Entering  with grace into the fourth quarter of life is normal for...

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Interview with a Living Example of Christ
Jul22

Interview with a Living Example of Christ

I want to follow a living example of Christ. Our Christian culture has always been fascinated with the charisma, the preaching and the gifts of its leadership. Truly, we have placed our values on the wrong things. For years I too was mesmerized by the preachers and teachers of my day, only to be let down when I heard of their sin and subsequent falls. As I have grown in the Lord, I no longer get too excited by what people say, now I...

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Stupid Things Said about Skipping Church by Wayne Jacobsen
Jun11

Stupid Things Said about Skipping Church by Wayne Jacobsen

I’m growing convinced that much of Christianity has become a human religion loosely based on the teachings of Jesus, while missing the point of them all. Every week now I get links to blogs and articles of various pastors giving the 5, 8, or 12 reasons everyone needs to attend a local church each week. To prove their point, however, they have to make some of the most ridiculous statements that have absolutely no grounding in the life...

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The Last Church Strategy by David Fredrickson
Apr14

The Last Church Strategy by David Fredrickson

Among the many and varied forms of the Christian religion, three are fairly common, though most brands include some aspects of the following generalizations. One group is skillful at turning descriptive narratives from the scriptures into prescriptions for effective ways to build the church. They’ve come up with “apostolic” wisdom to create templates for every area of ministry from nursery to overseas missions. Deeper truth,...

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14 Wrong Reasons for Going to Church
Apr07

14 Wrong Reasons for Going to Church

As you can tell from the title, I am not trying to make friends here. I am however, serious as a heart attack about the importance of this subject. I understand what I am going to say goes against thousands of years of ingrained religious nonsense, business success concepts brought in to “help” the church, and human traditions meant to replace the absence of the GENUINE. First let me begin by saying I love the Church. She is formed of...

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