“If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief.” Revelation 3:3b Let me recap some of what we have been covering. First, we find “church” has gotten to be a spectator sport in that a crowd gathers regularly to watch a group of professionals entertain them. I know that sounds very cynical, … Continue reading 2019-05-29 He’s Coming. Mark My Words.
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” John 14:26 Another real tragedy in the stage-focused church is that it perpetuates the laziness and irresponsibility of men and their seeming tendency … Continue reading 2019-05-28 Sit Down, Son, I’m Talking.
“All these things Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed, he said nothing to them without a parable.” Matthew 13:34 Some things in the bible sure make me scratch my head. There were times, in fact, when I was sure that my bible must have been misprinted. Today, we shall dive into one of … Continue reading 2019-05-24 Speaking of Riddles….
My old boss often referred to the 80/20 Principle. This is an explanation of commonly-observed occurrences in business and other areas of life. For example, one might observe that 20% of a business’ customers produce 80% of the company’s profits. It’s uncanny how often one finds this principle to be true when one starts looking … Continue reading 2019-05-23 The 80/20 Principle
“Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you.” Psalm 32:9 We’re striking some chords here. I’m getting reports of these conversations being discussed among church elders and lead pastors as positive motivators to change. I’m sure there are … Continue reading 2019-05-22 Wait! What? I’m Accountable?
Continuing on… I’m not alone in my observations about the church. I have a network of friends that feel the same way. They are all very active in evangelism and discipleship; many in para-church organizations. What attracts me to these is the passion that the people have for sharing the gospel. They are convinced that … Continue reading 2019-05-20 Going Somewhere With This, Buddy?
Continuing on… So, I left my church, but I was perplexed as where to go from there. There are all sorts of nice churches. I know because I have been to lots of them. However, I couldn’t shake the idea that I wouldn’t find what I was looking for. I had to really dig deep … Continue reading 2019-05-17 He Who Has An Ear…