Posts Categorized: Churches

Holy Week

This is a very special week for Christians.  It is the beginning of Holy Week.  But what is Holy Week?  I came across a succinct explanation, I thought I would share it here: The Journey through Holy Week Taken from http://www.fumcsantarosa.org Holy Week is the time that we, as the church, commemorate, reflect upon, and reenact […]

Stethoscope

Perhaps you have seen this video, but if not here it is.  I love the message!  

Is American Church Dying?

Well we have the day off today because of heavy rain here in the Midland, Texas area. I know, I know, we are kind of wimpy here, if it rains or snows we don’t go out. But in our defense, we don’t get much of either. So  am trying to make the most of my […]

How To Handle Cell Phones

Well this is one way to handle the cell phone “issue” in church.  Not sure if it is exactly “Seeker Friendly” but it may be worth a try.    

Muslims More Religious than Christians?

I just read blog post by Dr. Jim Dennison of www.denisonforum.org, excellent by the way. He states that Muslims attend mosque at a rate four times greater than Christians attend church on Sunday. In other words, mosques have four times the number of attendees than churches have on Sunday. Do we wonder why Islam is […]

Football and Theology

Yesterday a local church brought Tim Tebow to our local town to sit and visit.  I am a huge Denver Bronco fan and of course was rooting for Tim Tebow.  I love his Christian witness and how he is so vocal about his faith.  So I was so looking forward to his visit.  The venue […]

Gun at Church?

Last Sunday a Midland, Texas church (my hometown) had an incident involving a “gun”.  I learned of this yesterday in my classroom (I teach 7th and 8th grade).  One of my students told me the story in first person.  Seems her dad and mom are pastors at the church and she had an unique insight […]

Teens in Church

This is excellent look at how and why teens do or don’t go to church. Teen Influences On Church Dropouts View more presentations from David Rudd.

Does Church Need to Change?

This is a newsletter article I wrote for our church, check it out and let me know what YOU think: Recently Pastor Randy gave us statistics that identified only four percent of those around 18 years of age are attending church. Four percent! Wow! Can you imagine if only four percent of those in your […]

Real Community is Beautiful

Two weeks ago I lost my adopted brother suddenly.  Rickey, as we called him, was a proud firefighter from the Denver Fire Department  .  He called the fire department his “family” for each of the ten plus years he served.  I have heard many organizations refer to themselves as “family” and have always been dubious.  […]