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My Brother’s Mission Trip to Chennai

My brother is doing a missions trip to Chennai, India in November. I’ve been there many times – so many that I’m losing count. I went in July this year and I think that was maybe my 11th or 12th trip there in the last 13 years. I’ve seen a …

Doing it Wrong for God?

I kind of have to agree with this story (picture, actually – there doesn’t seem to be a story): A vision for Library Mall: fewer d-bags (badgerherald.com) Here’s the picture: For as long as I’ve been in the Madison area and for as long as I’ve been going downtown (which …

Waiting to Hear How Your Church Should Be?

It seems like a church gets a new pastor and that pastor spends endless hours waiting to hear from God about the vision and purpose of that church. What should it be? What should it do? Blah, blah, blah. Don’t worry about that. The Bible already tells you and God …

Evangelicals Staying Home Sunday Mornings?

It seems like "Bedside Baptist" may be increasing their attendance: Sunday Morning, Staying Home (click through to the article this refers to) I don’t agree with everything this article says but it’s interesting to me since I took a few months off of going to church this year. For me, …

Scripture References in Sermons

I heard a sermon recently that just focused on one part of scripture. The pastor delivering the message kind of paraphrased, which I wasn’t crazy about – I’d rather read God’s words but I did like that we weren’t skipping all over the Bible reading 2-3 verses here and there. …

The “God Broadcast”

Something that I and others have noticed is how God seems to send the same message to everyone. What I mean is, when I’ve gone from the U.S. to India and gone to churches in each place, I’ve heard a very similar message on the same, exact theme. So, no …

How to Leave a Church

I recently left my church after attending there for 14 years. I needed a break and it was hard to be there and not help out when help was really needed, so it seemed best to leave. I had even tried to back down from some responsibilities and that didn’t …

All Ya Have To Do Is Pray

Two things lately:  I had a problem with my left ear a few days ago. It didn’t seem right and it wasn’t getting better. I just stopped, prayed and it’s been fine ever since. The SRS (airbag) light came on in my car. I got it to the dealer today, …

Do We Really Need Churches?

Ok, that’s an intriguing question, isn’t it? Now that I’ve have your attention, read on. Yeah, churches have a place, I know. But it seems to me like they’ve maybe turned into places for Christians to hide. At the end of the book of Matthew, Jesus tells us to go …