Many woke up this morning with something that shocked them on their TV screen or Twitter feed: Both GOP Senate candidates/incumbents were supposedly defeated by two of the most radically Left-wing Senate candidates in Georgia history. This was most shocking to them because they went to bed with both GOP candidates with fairly comfortable leads … Continue reading The “#GreatReset” and the future of America
Ministry, Social Media, and Our Testimony
Technology is an amazing thing. Some completely eschew it as inherently evil (a view as wrong as the Gnostic belief that physical matter is naturally evil), while others treat technology as an idol to be pursued and desired as a precious deity. Most who know me, know that I generally like technology, and try to at … Continue reading Ministry, Social Media, and Our Testimony
Who Do You Associate With?
In my decade and a half in education, I attended many conferences and conventions, with the vast majority being music and band focused (logical, as I was serving as a band director at the time). I am fairly certain that most of my friends still in that field would agree that there is value in … Continue reading Who Do You Associate With?
Noun1.defeated - people who are defeated; "the Romans had no pity for the defeated"Adj.1.defeated - beaten or overcome; not victorious; "the defeated enemy"2.defeated - disappointingly unsuccessful; "disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions"It doesn't take much listening to preachers of today to hear said time and again we are to live "victorious" lives. The bit of truth to that concept is that we, through Christ, are given the victory over bondage to sin and to death. And we are to live lives that reflect that victory (another … Continue reading Defeated
Church Web Site? How Can We Be Found?
OK.Without a doubt, a web site can be a valuable tool for a local church, particularly a young church that hasn't had a great deal of exposure and publicity. Add to a web site, the use of social media (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.) can really help get a church "out there" to be found by … Continue reading Church Web Site? How Can We Be Found?
What Do I Mean By "Lonely"?
I have been asked about the title of this blog - "what do you mean by "lonely"? Let me clarify, lest someone get hung up in the wrong "perception"...I have a loving wife in Diana who indeed fulfills the example of "an help-mate" as God created wives to be. I have two absolutely awesome daughters … Continue reading What Do I Mean By "Lonely"?
Mountains and Valleys – the ups and downs of ministry…
Few people outside the world of church ministry have a grasp of the daily mountains and valleys the pastor or other ministry leader experiences. On the other hand, I suspect that some ministers do not see as many mountains as others, simply because they allow the valleys to weigh them down in a way that … Continue reading Mountains and Valleys – the ups and downs of ministry…