Substance Over Style

In the 1st century, the church had to deal with the intellectual snobbery of the Gnostics. The Gnostics claimed special knowledge and insight into spiritual mysteries unknown to the “ordinary” Christian, and consequently viewed them with contempt. While the 21st century church doesn’t have to deal with Gnosticism, it still must deal with a form …

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It Doesn’t Count

On this day in 1988, the Chicago Cubs played the first ever night game at Wrigley Field. For nearly 60 years, other teams were playing at night and were seeing a huge increase in attendance and revenue. ┬áSo on August 8, 1988, the Chicago Cubs finally hosted their first night game under the lights. However, …

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The Day I Became A Man

It was a day that began like any other day until I heard my mom crying in the kitchen. She had accidentally burned the meat she was preparing for our dinner. She was able to salvage some, but not nearly enough to feed all of us. That’s when it happened. It was a defining moment …

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Who Are You Mentoring?

This article is specifically for preachers — older preachers — but it has a broader application to all Christians. So, don’t stop reading if you’re not an older preacher. But if you are an older preacher, I would like to ask you, “Who are you mentoring?” Before you start trying to think of some word …

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Children And Technology In Church

I am not a “stick-in-the-mud” when it comes to technology. In fact, I’m about as “techie oriented” as they come. I am open to incorporating technology in our worship assemblies in whatever ways are expedient. So I’m not just a guy who has an ax to grind because I don’t like change. It’s not the …

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