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Should he have written the book?

Should he have written the book?

So, the news this morning is filled with Lance Armstrong and the new book by the NAVY SEAL who was involved in the Bin Laden raid.  “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden” by Mark Owen (pseudonym). If Armstrong was doping – get him.  The book – I … Continue reading

Simple Church (continued)

 A Simple Church is defined, by the book of the same name, as “a congregation designed around a straight-forward and strategic process that moves people through the stages of spiritual growth.” The book defines it as a process that moves people.  People are attracted to Christ and the church and then are moved to points … Continue reading

Revitalizing The Sunday Morning Dinosaur

  (originally written April 15, 2003) Author Dr. Ken Hemphill is the president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. It is the largest evangelical seminary in the world. He is the son of a pastor and inherited his father’s deep love for the church. Hemphill has a background of effective church growth … Continue reading

What is worship?

In Let The Nations Be Glad, Piper demonstrates that the Old Testament word for worship means “bow down.” It is used 171 times in the Old Testament.  In the New Testament the Greek word with the same translation is used 26 times in the Gospels and 21 times in Revelation but then only once in any … Continue reading

Creating an Intimate Marriage

I received some sample chapters of Jim Burns’ new book Creating an Intimate Marriage: Rekindle Romance Through Affection, Warmth & Encouragement.  I received a copy of Chapters 1 (Making Your Marriage Your Top Prority) & 7 (The Friendship and Fun Factor – Encouragement).  The completed book was due to be out last month. Dr. Burns is … Continue reading

Simple Church

I am reading Simple Churchby Thom S. Rainer & Eric Geiger.  I have just got started in it, but I want to get some of my thoughts down here.   My membership is in a mega-church.  I love this church.  We have so many opportunities to offer people the chance to plug into.  I lead a very … Continue reading

A Hunger for God

I just finished reading John Piper’s book “A Hunger for God: Desiring God Through Fasting and Prayer.” It is a great book. Here are some points I wanted to encourage us all to think about. Read Isaiah 58 Seven Categories of Prescriptions for Fasting: 1) God prescribes that we set people free (v. 6, 9) … Continue reading

Morning in Bucharest

I am sitting at a desk on the ninth level of an apartment block in Bucharest, Romania. The hustle and noise of a very large city emanates from out the windows. As I look out the window I see a nice size park where the youth are playing in the bright morning sun. The old … Continue reading