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My Brother’s Mission Trip

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?

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 …

Chip Your Hand or Forehead

This is interesting: India to issue all 1.2 billion citizens with biometric ID cards (www.timesonline.co.uk) Ok, so there has to be some “beast” of a computer that would run that database, right? If India can roll this out, pretty much any country would be able to after that. Hmm, this …

Sunday Symposium in Madison

It’s cool when Christians are involved with the local community, policies and issues. We’re here, so we might as well do God’s work, right? Of course involvement can sometimes be taken too far (in my opinion) but this country was founded on Christian principles and in order to stay that …

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 …

Email to a Friend

Here’s an email I sent to a friend of mine today… Wow, check out this sermon at Family Chapel by Pastor Shane Holden. Last week at LCC was a great sermon by Pastor Derrick. It’s all about loving people. That’s ALL we’re supposed to do. That’s it. God does the …

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, …

Returning to God

I’m going to try to make it to one or more of these, I think. I know all the speakers: Sam Dharam, Tom Alexander and Brian White. I also know Tom Flaherty and others. It should be cool. I know a lot of people are praying about this. Read more …

Email Envy

I know we’re not supposed to have envy but I just envy those people who just instantly respond to email messages that you send out in attempts to clean out your inbox. It’s almost like they’re sitting there with nothing to do until they get your message. That’d be nice …

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. …