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
This past weekend was a real answer to prayer. For me, the biggest thing was that all last week, I was out of commission with some kind of respiratory sickness. It was like a cold, but I was really, really tired. I spent most of Tuesday through Thursday sleeping, and during it all, I had […]continue reading LCC Weekly :: September 16, 2012
For many reasons, this Sunday was a special Sunday for me. It marked the first time in my life I have taught through the entire book of Romans, it marked the end of our summer series and the beginning of our Fall outreach season, and it was the Sunday before my wife’s birthday. That’s right, […]continue reading LCC Weekly :: September 9, 2012
For the past few weeks, I have been thinking a lot about how to be a better leader, how to do a better job of organizing and inspiring people around a common vision with healthy relationships, and one conclusion kept coming back to me. I need to do a better job of communicating what is […]continue reading LCC Weekly :: September 4, 2012
I maintain two separate workflows. On the one hand, I do a lot of writing, and I like to work in plain text for the most part. As a result TextWrangler is my favorite Mac text editor for that. I have it configured to be all black background, no margins, light color text, etc. It’s […]continue reading HOW TO: Create Custom Versions of TextWrangler or other Mac Applications
Earlier this week, a discussion among the worship band members at my church pointed to this article where Bill Blankschaen describes his frustration with worship songs sung in churches on Sunday mornings and tells us “Why I’ve stopped singing in your church.” As of this writing right now, he has 241 comments, and he only […]continue reading Is Modern Worship too Simplistic?
Some Context This past week, a number of stories came out in my local newspaper reporting on and analyzing the arrest of a local pastor. He has been accused of placing and monitoring video equipment in the female bathrooms at the church. If you haven’t read the articles, don’t worry about not knowing the details. […]continue reading Reflections on Sin
I have just finished my sermon series on gender issues in the Bible and how to understand the biblical teaching on the topic. If you want to hear the entire series, you can click here: http://lafayettecc.org/news/gatherings/080-born-this-way/ Now, I promised you that I would write some articles here regarding some of the most controversial passages in […]continue reading Harmony Not Unison
This past Sunday, I started a series of messages at Lafayette Community Church entitled “Born this Way” in which I intend to investigate the number of different Bible passages on gender issues. The biggest problem for me was that for most of the week, I was wrestling with how to tackle the message. You see, […]continue reading Boys and Girls Part 1
Jesus came as Prophet to bring the Word of God to us. Jesus came as Priest to represent us to the Father. Jesus came as SON to bring us into God’s family Jesus came as Savior to take away our sin. Jesus came as King to receive our submission. to have 1-4 without 5 is […]continue reading He Came
This post is part of a series investigating the most important items of Christian doctrine. View all posts by clicking here or the DOGMA tag above. This past Sunday, I ended our service by taking some live questions from the congregation, but I wasn’t able to address all the questions live. Therefore I’m tackling some […]continue reading The Church: Can you be a Christian without going to church?
This post is part of a series investigating the most important items of Christian doctrine. View all posts by clicking here or the DOGMA tag above. This past Sunday, I ended our service by taking some live questions from the congregation, but I wasn’t able to address all the questions live. Therefore I’m tackling some […]continue reading The Church: Why Sundays?