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I HAVE OFTEN WONDERED MYSELF

June 15, 2017

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THE REAL STORY OF NOAH

November 2, 2014

Long before Russell Crowe, Bill Cosby had a much better version of the story of Noah

LIFE CHURCH.TV VISION CELEBRATION

December 26, 2012

A GREAT EXAMPLE OF CELEBRATING GOD’S WORKING AMONG HIS PEOPLE AND ENCOURAGING VISION FOR THE NEW YEAR.

CHRIST IN YOU, THE HOPE OF GLORY

November 19, 2012

One of my favorite texts is found in Colossians 1:27 – To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

As I was preparing to teach my New Testament Foundations Class on Colossians, I came across this great song:

WHAT WOULD JESUS HAVE FIXED ON STAR TREK?

July 12, 2012

From author Michael K. Reynolds….

What Jesus Would Have Fixed On Star Trek
Posted on June 27, 2012 by Michael K. Reynolds

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You always knew they were about to die.

That is if they were a character wearing a red shirt on the hit 1960’s television series, Star Trek. Whenever those red shirt clad, lower tier actors would appear on the program, you knew there would soon be a planetary explosion, a molten lava spill, a transporter malfunction, a gravity vacuum or an attack by some deep cavern monster.

It’s because the show’s writers knew they couldn’t kill the stars or it would sink the ratings. The swashbuckling, womanizing Captain James T. Kirk was always safe. So too was the green blooded Commander Lieutenant Spock as were a host of other stars on the show.

But if you were handed a red shirt at dress rehearsal during filming, it was a clear sign you were about to become intergalactic dust.

The red shirts. They were expendable. Expendable people.

Don’t we deal with shirt colors every days in our lives?

We have the stars: our family, our friends, those who have similar lifestyles and philosophies. And then there are a whole bunch of red shirts. Expendable people.

Nameless. Faceless. Insignificant. Somebody else’s concern. We label them, put a red shirt on them and we withhold from them our attention, compassion and concern.

This, despite the fact, that in God’s eyes, there are no red shirts. No expendable people.

Christian maturity means being able to see people through the eyes of Jesus. All of them. Left-leaners. Right-leaners. Even never-make-up-their-mind in-betweeners. All shapes. All colors. All ages.

Even when we are busy, distracted and have much more important things to do.

It can be as simple as investing a smile in someone. Asking them “How are you?” and really meaning it. Or it could be obeying God’s voice whispering, “I want you to bless this person.”

Who in your life have you assigned a red shirt? Is it time to put on your Jesus glasses?

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FIXED YESTERDAY’S LINK

March 29, 2012

More than 60 of you visited this site to learn about 7 Things Pastors Should Never Say.  Thank you Heidi for pointing out the I had a busted link for the final six.  It is now fixed.

A VERY SPECIAL CONFERENCE FOR CHURCH PLANTERS

February 16, 2012

My alma mater, Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay OH is working to bring theological education to church planters. They are going to introduce their program through an incredible opportunity May 18-19, 2012 called LAUNCH

The planting conversation today is generally one-sided. We read books and the author speaks to us, we watch webinars and see them teach, we go to conferences and hear them share, but what about our questions? How does what they say work in our context?
LAUNCH’’s goal is to break down those walls that cause the discussion to be one-sided. LAUNCH and the speakers are committed to providing you with time for questions in a smaller context. We want to offer opportunities to continue the dialogue outside the conference sessions and even past the conference itself, so that planters and pastors are strengthened in the mission that God has called them to.

What if you had the opportunity to spend 3 to 5 days with the conference speakers you thought could help you the most? We want to provide those opportunities for you. Our goal is to not be just a conference, but an environment of mentoring, teaching, conversation, push back, and growing from some of the greatest minds in the planting world.

LAUNCH is also partnering with Winebrenner Seminary to launch a new Seminary program that will partner with many of our speakers to provide, what we believe, will be the best church planting program in the U.S. Programs offered will be: Church Planting Diploma Graduate Certificate in Church Planting Master of Arts in Church Development M.Div with a planting emphasis Our Faculty includes: Dr. Reggie McNeal Dr. Linda Bergquist Dr. Phillip Nation Neil Cole Vince Antinoucci Lizzette Beard Glenn Smith Justin Meier

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LAUNCH GO TO THE LINK