Politicians from President Eisenhower to President Ronald Reagan, including President Bill Clinton, and Secretary Hillary Clinton often quote or refer to a statement purportedly made by Alexis De Tocqueville. However, the quote is not in any of his publicized works. The quote even made in into President-elect Trump's campaign slogan. This alleged quote states, "I sought for … Continue reading Making America Great
The media has their darling! They promote and support their favorite. The drama they create with their sound bites and teasers draws in viewers which increases ratings that bring in advertisers willing to pay. The system is rigged! I know it to be true. It always plays out in just the right way. They determined … Continue reading Rigged!
Have you ever said or acted in a way contrary to your stated convictions? Have you ever, at any time in the past or maybe even in the present, behaved in a way that was or is contrary to godliness or living Christ-like? Have you ever become caught up in a group conversation and spoke … Continue reading What Are We Going to Do?
Yesterday on the way home from a funeral of a wonderful Christian mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, servant, and friend, I passed by a marquee sign near a church of some variety. The message said, "As a Christians we are the influence of Christ in the world." My first thought was, "Amen!" My next thought was … Continue reading Every Where You Go
Recently, I noticed a trend. I am reading blog after blog about signs of an unhealthy church, a dangerous church, or a negative church. I am seeing blogs about why certain age groups are leaving churches. Apparently, there is a current trend of negativity among bloggers and religious writers. There appears to be a deluge of harbingers … Continue reading Seven Signs of a Healthy Church
(An edited and expanded version of a post from September 2011.) A well-to-do family hired a maid to keep the house and laundry clean. All the first day the new maid wore her hat, the family thought that in the excitement of a new job and wanting to get right to work she had simply … Continue reading Take off Your Hat and Stay
This week a video is running my circle on Facebook. This video is an interview of a young lady who is a "Preaching Intern" at a local church in Tennessee. I am not sharing her name or the church, but wanted to defend why I see what she and this congregation are doing is contrary … Continue reading Spiritual Leadership
Many years ago I read a story from the 1200's during the time of the Inquisition. Misguided religious people joined with other Crusaders believing they were to eliminated all "heretics" not by converting them to Christ, but by putting them to death. If an Inquisitor came to your place of business or home, you had … Continue reading Proving You Are a Christian
Fellowship. Churches use this term on a regular basis. But what is fellowship? Here are some answers: Fellowship is finger-foods on Sunday evenings. It is greeting each other when we meet. It is greeting visitors guest at our assemblies and events. It is church sports teams. It is lunch or super with Christian friends. It … Continue reading Fellows in the Same Ship
This past Sunday we looked at the concept of becoming a contagious church. We want to: Connect People with Jesus and His Word. Have a Contagious Positive Attitude Be United as a Church Family Show Compassion - Care Work Together for God's Glory not Our Own. Contagious churches are Churches that Sing Praise Contagious … Continue reading R U Contagious