I just preached a message this week on the reasons we should believe in God, and as a result I’ve been watching some videos from some serious atheists to get their perspective. There are some interesting thoughts out there, and I’m going to post here a collection of video clips and links to people who […]continue reading Are we willing to engage atheism?
I believe in God because the universe needs a creator. The first reason I have for my own belief in God is that the universe needs a creator. WARNING: I have a degree in philosophy and some of the concepts I use for my belief in God require the use of some technical terms. Here’s […]continue reading The Universe Needs a Creator
For those who want to know the answer to this question, it usually boils down to two other questions: Can a rational person like me believe in God? Should I today make the choice of faith today?continue reading Why should I believe in God?
Today’s Accomplishments I mowed the lawn. I read a chapter from Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time I sent an email to Greg, Kyle, and Josh about our Four Guys and God meeting. (We are going to work through the 10 commandments in our discipleship). I’ve taken a closer look at the […]continue reading Productivity: August 13, 2007
I spent last week doing a productivity experiment that was really just a project of tracking of what I wanted to accomplish and what I actually did accomplish. Though the experiment didn’t turn out the way I had wanted it to, I learned some things about myself, and in this post, I share what I’m […]continue reading Productivity: Week 1 Results (and self analysis)
Here is my activity/productivity list for the day: Devotional study of Psalm 116 (BI: Those who know God’s salvation respond with love.) — 30 minutes Prayer bike ride through a new neighborhood — 60 minutes Blog about my productivity experiment — 40 minutes Work on processing audio for Sunday’s sermon — 25 minutes Make lunch […]continue reading Productivity: July 23, 2007
I’m entering into a week of experimentation. I’m experimenting with myself to see how productive I can be. Just yesterday, I preached a message on how we can actually find fulfillment in our pains and struggles, and I was thinking that something uncomfortable for me is the bearing down into a routine of productivity. Along […]continue reading How Productive Can I Be?
This week we executed a plan that I had been brewing since last year at this time. You may already have read about our “Black Friday” Hot Chocolate Giveaway. On that day, we gave out nearly 500 mugs of hot chocolate or coffee to shoppers braving the local Wal-Mart on the day after Thanksgiving. Well, […]continue reading Flying Disc Giveaway Success
In my last post in this category, I talked about the Cycle of Rebellion that plagued the nation of Israel beginning with the death of Joshua. Here’s a recap of what that cycle looks like: The Jews forsake God and his laws for foreign gods and immorality. God forsakes the Jews to foreign governments and […]continue reading The Downhill King Slide
What an incredible day! Last Sunday was our Grand Opening service as a church and I am excited to report that we had between 140-150 people there. We never got an accurate count, but this is how we came up with those numbers: 24 Elementary School Kids 6 Babies in the Nursery 9 Children’s Ministry […]continue reading 150?
Sunday was our final preview service! On the one hand, that really excites me because it means that months of preparation are finally coming to a culmination. On the other hand, it makes me nervous because now I can’t hid behind the “We’re still in preparation-mode” excuse. Also, I now have to get back into […]continue reading Report on our Final Preview Service
…Nevertheless, underneath it all, behind it all, through it all, in some unseen place we cannot visit yet, there is an unseen God who though his creation is predictable and orderly still deeply desires to have unpredictable relationships with people.continue reading Angels, Demons, and Scientific Method
Two weeks ago, we switched our weekly gatherings to Sunday morning instead of Sunday night. There was one major motivating reason for doing so. As we move toward our public launch, we need to feel a strong sense of building momentum, and we just weren’t able to do that with the low attendance we had […]continue reading Switch To Sunday Morning
Warning… you might consider this post to be flamebait. You have been warned. Recently, Nathan a church planting friend of mine sent me a link to a very interesting site. The site is called Calvinist Gadfly and located there is a video post of a quartet at Pensacola Christian College singing the virtues of human […]continue reading Calvinism v. Arminianism
Rob over at Casual Musings wrote [this article] about whether Christians should be overly concerned with how we appear to the world. Specifically, he reflects on the statements of Paul in 1 Corinthians that the wisdom of God is foolishness to unbelievers. Since I posted a rather lengthy comment, there, I thought I’d put it here too…
: http://casualmusings.blogspot.com/2006/11/how-concerned-should-we-be-about-our.htmlcontinue reading Science v. Religion