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10 Ways to Spiritually Grow at Your Church

There are many people who can grow spiritually at their church. The problem many people have is not a lack of opportunities to grow, but they are not taking advantage of those opportunities. I am going to list some ways to spiritually grow at our church. If you are reading this, and attending another church,… Continue reading 10 Ways to Spiritually Grow at Your Church

Church Life · Cross-Centered · Gospel Centered · Jesus-Centered · Top Topics

What is Gospel-Centered, Jesus-Centered, Cross-Centered Theology? Part III

The last two weeks we have discovered what it means to be Gospel-centered and Jesus-centered. If you have not read those articles, you can click the links to read them. This week we will discover what it means to be cross-centered. These terms Gospel-centered, cross-centered, and Jesus-centered are often linked. If you properly understand what… Continue reading What is Gospel-Centered, Jesus-Centered, Cross-Centered Theology? Part III

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What is Gospel-Centered, Jesus-Centered, Cross Centered Theology? Part II

Last week we looked at the idea of being a Gospel-centered church. If you missed it, I would suggest you read it in its entirety here. The big idea is that a Gospel-centered church or Gospel-centered theology flies its rallying flag over the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the most important theology in Scripture.  This… Continue reading What is Gospel-Centered, Jesus-Centered, Cross Centered Theology? Part II

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What is Gospel-Centered, Jesus-Centered, Cross-Centered Theology? Part I

One of the biggest struggles for many pastors is merging new congregants into a church. Think of it as adopting a child while already having several children. If you have children, you have a routine; you have lingo you use together; there are known expectations; and your family may work like a well-oiled machine. If… Continue reading What is Gospel-Centered, Jesus-Centered, Cross-Centered Theology? Part I

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Communion: Celebrate, Repent, Proclaim, Unite

There are times I have stepped back and asked myself, “Is what we do at church tradition or what God wants?” It’s not that all church tradition is bad, although I do think we need to take time to evaluate what we are doing from time to time. On Mother’s Day, for example, our church… Continue reading Communion: Celebrate, Repent, Proclaim, Unite

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Reasons I Love Pastoring Cornerstone

I wrote this list on a Facebook post in April 2015. I’m glad to see that it still applies two years later, so I adapted the post for this blog. I have treasured pastoring  Cornerstone for what will be 10 years this October. These reasons are in no particular order. TRUTH: Our people love the… Continue reading Reasons I Love Pastoring Cornerstone

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Why I Love Skeptics in Our Church

There are times I think the word “skeptical” could define my generation. We, probably more than any other generation, have seen a height of corruption whether it be in government, churches, or economics. This can even be on the individual level as many have experienced parents walking out of their lives. Therefore we really have… Continue reading Why I Love Skeptics in Our Church

Church Life · Top Topics

Churches are Hospitals, not Clubhouses

Imagine two places – a hospital and a clubhouse. I know where I would want to spend my time. I’m not a fan of hospitals. As a child, I had my fair share of stitches, and it didn’t end well, at least for the doctors who had to put up with me. When we think… Continue reading Churches are Hospitals, not Clubhouses

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An Invitation to Throw Rocks at Windows

What is a blog? Technically it is entries posted on the internet in reverse order. A blog is more than that though. The more you read a blog, the more you get to know the author. You find out the author’s strengths and  weaknesses. A blog is also an invitation to throw rocks at windows.… Continue reading An Invitation to Throw Rocks at Windows