I’ve been disappointed that the Mac OS doesn’t provide a watch command. It’s a very useful command, so its absence from the operating system has always baffled me. Well, after using simple bash before, I finally implemented a better replacement in python. Here is version 0.1continue reading Simple ‘watch’ command for Mac OS X
Today, I learned that there is an app for breaking up. That’s right. There is an app to help you end a relationship. Click this link if you want to see it in action. Some of you need to download the app today, and I’m not joking.continue reading There’s an app for that…
This past Sunday, I closed out my message with a statement that I honestly felt was controversial but something that should be said nevertheless. I said that tithing is not giving to God.continue reading Tithing is not Giving to God
The Mac Terminal.app is one of the best Terminals I have used, but it has some annoying quirks like not supporting standard key definitions out of the box. The most frustrating ones are Home and End. In nearly every OS, Home has meant “go to the beginning of the line” and End has meant “go […]continue reading HOW TO: Fix “Home” and “End” keys in the Mac Terminal
I got a very interesting question on a Connect Card this past Sunday, and I’d like to interact with it here on my site. Here’s what it said: With all of the prayers God hears every day – how does he hear yours? What makes me as important as everyone else in the world that […]continue reading Why does God listen to my prayer?
In a recent conversation I had with a church planting friend of mine, the topic of the tithe came up, and I thought it might be interesting for me to put down in this forum what I am teaching my church regarding giving. Having been heavily influenced by the likes of Andy Stanley, Randy Alcorn, […]continue reading To Tithe or Not to Tithe
Occasionally, I get really deep questions turned in on our Sunday Connect Cards, and this past Sunday, I received this one: I noticed that two of the songs played in service this morning mentioned justice as something God has and uses to demonstrate his goodness. If one of the classic arguments against belief in a […]continue reading How should Christians live out God’s ideal of justice?
Recently, a note came to me from someone in our church with an interesting question. It said this: Why is it that sometimes your prayers do not end with “Amen”? Is there a biblical reason why we do or do not say amen after prayers? I responded personally, but I also felt my answer might […]continue reading Why do we say “Amen” at the end of prayers?
This is part of a series of posts aimed at supporting and encouraging the volunteers of Lafayette Community Church. Sunday Review Our past two Sunday gatherings have been truly refreshing to me. For one thing, Jake Steffes has been selecting our music, and he has done a great job of not only picking songs that […]continue reading LCC Weekly :: November 4 & 11, 2012
This is part of a series of posts aimed at supporting and encouraging the volunteers of Lafayette Community Church. Sunday Review What an incredible Sunday we experienced last week! Not only did we get the weekend started right with our Volunteer Refresh event on Saturday evening, but the whole weekend we were blessed to have […]continue reading LCC Weekly :: October 28, 2012
This is part of a series of posts aimed at supporting and encouraging the volunteers of Lafayette Community Church. Sunday Review Music http://grooveshark.com/playlist/2012+10+21+LCC+WORSHIP/78537924 What made the music for this past Sunday extra special and extra refreshing for me was that Jake Steffes took the lead on planning the setlist and coordinating the band practice. I […]continue reading LCC Weekly :: October 21, 2012
This is part of a series of posts aimed at supporting and encouraging the volunteers of Lafayette Community Church. Sunday Review Message On Sunday, I started a brand new series of messages I’m calling “f.i.g.h.t” to cover the five skills you need to handle any kind of conflict that may come your way. This is […]continue reading LCC Weekly :: October 12, 2012
During the Summer, I worked through the book of Romans in my Sunday messages at Lafayette Community Church. To hear the messages, visit the Great News II page. One of the topics that Romans raises is the notion of election vs. free will. I took a rather strong position from Romans 9-11 that God chooses […]continue reading What if God chooses not to “elect” my children?
This is part of a series of posts aimed at supporting and encouraging the volunteers of Lafayette Community Church. Sunday Review Before I report on this last Sunday, I need to apologize for not putting out a report for the previous week. I have no excuse other than I let myself get too busy with […]continue reading LCC Weekly :: October 7, 2012
Sunday Review Another week has come and gone, but this last Sunday, I felt like I was in nearly full health, and I also felt strong in what I had to say in our service. As a result, even though I went home exhausted after our morning gatherings, I was encouraged by the great things […]continue reading LCC Weekly :: September 23, 2012