Oct 14

The “glory world” of spirituality

During my two interruptions in pastoral ministry, I learned a lot about the “insulated leadership” that sometimes happens in churches today. I found that the same things that I had said previously from the pulpit sounded quite different when sitting on the pew. This article looks at the “Emperor’s New Clothes.” Continue reading

Aug 21

The ACT of Worship

(Last update: August 21, 2008) Recently, I preached a message by this title using Romans 12:1 (NIV) as the text. Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing … Continue reading

Jul 26

Restoring our brother or sister – do we really mean it?

Wesley Weatherford posted this today and it caused me to think about the need for INTENTIONALITY in restoration of our fallen comrades in ministry… When Paul wrote “Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your … Continue reading

Mar 22

Here I Am!

Only Jesus can heal the spiritual issues in our lives. Jesus came to give us a full life but the devil is working full-time to steal it away. Let us join with the crippled woman of Luke chapter 13, as we go to where Jesus is and make our presence known. Then, when Jesus touches us, we too, will be enabled to “straighten up” and live life to the full. Continue reading