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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Lessons for the Worship Team

Even though our worship team rehearsals at Journey are pretty good, one thing they usually lack is a devotion. Some might argue that they’re unnecessary, but I think that if we’re going to be properly leading people in worship, it’s at least appropriate that we get into the word from…

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Additions to the Bookshelf

I’ve been working on reading through a few new books lately and I thought I’d take a minute and share some helpful stuff that I’ve been reading. The Case For Christ Study Bible, By Zondervan/Lee Strobel I first heard about this Bible at the Family Christian Stores event that Journey…

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7 Practices of Effective Ministry

At our weekly staff meetings we’ve been going through Andy Stanley’s 7 Practices of Effective Ministry. Yesterday we wrapped up the book. It’s a tremendous resource that I strongly suggest any pastor or leader to pick up and read, preferably with their team.  It’s an easy book to read and…

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Don’t all religions teach the same thing?

Wednesday night at Merge, Journey’s take on a weeknight Bible study, we tackled the notion that most of the world religions basically teach the same thing. It’s a growing idea in our world today that most of the religions out there are all about the same basic things: being good/a…

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Mad Church Disease

There’s a new book that’s been coming for a while that I’m really pumped to get a hold of called “Mad Church Disease.” I mentioned it here a while back when the author, Ann Jackson, was collecting surveys for the data in the book. (I’m in there – we’re all…

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