Creation From God’s Perspective

With the Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye debate causing a bit of a stir and getting some attention from the world inside and outside of the church, there has been a little more talk about creation and the beginning of everything. I picked up a book last week that had…

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A New Chapter Begins!

It’s been over nine months since we began talking about the Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) program at Journey and this past week it finally began! The week of September 3-6 was orientation for all new students on-site at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, both those in distance programs like the…

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The Parable of the Lifesaving Station

This was from a message I shared on June 23, 2013. I’m not sure who to credit with this story, but I know that it’s not me. While it may be an old story, it’s worth sharing and reflecting upon.  On a dangerous sea coast where shipwrecks often occur, there…

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“The Bible” is Over… Now What?

Sunday night wrapped up the final of the five-part series The Bible on the History Channel. It’s been an interesting ride the past few weeks. I didn’t know much about the series before about a month prior to the start of the series. We promoted it at Journey and even hosted…

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Designing Worship Slides

I had a request from a friend who is doing slides at his church asking for some guidelines and examples of how we do our slides. I looked around for some articles to send him and, finding none that were quite how we do it, figured I’d write him one.…

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The Worship Architect Group Study: Phase 2, Part 2

**We’re studying the book, “The Worship Architect” by Constance Cherry together. If you missed a section or are reading this months after it originally happened, please join in the conversation anyway!** We’re discussing chapter 4 this time which is all about the first “load-bearing wall” (what the author calls the…

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