Lessons from Blimpie’s

Last week, Pastor Bob and I went to lunch at one of our favorite spots: Blimpie’s. There isn’t one real close to where we are so we don’t get there very often, but we really like going there when we can. While I’ve had lots of great experiences there, this…

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Just Invite Someone Already

I came across an article here about another study done about inviting people to church. As we keep hearing, personal invitations are the most effective ways to get people to attend your church.  A majority of the people surveyed said that if a friend or family member invited them to…

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Artists and Criticism: How to Avoid being a Jerk.

Artists in the church receive a tremendous amount of criticism. Musicians especially seem to have a never ending stream of complainers.  I’ve heard everything from “the music was too loud,” “don’t use that song again – I didn’t like it,” and, one of my personal favorites “did you know you…

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Rethinking Church

Continuing in the series on reflecting back over my last 26 years, I thought I’d take a look at how things have changed when it comes to my perspectives on church. It has been nearly 10 years (February 1 is the 10 year mark) that I have been employed by…

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In the first 26 years…

In just a few short days (Tuesday, to be exact) I’ll be turning 26. It’s funny how random thoughts can make you stop in your tracks. I was heading to the store today and remembered that I’ve been driving for 10 years – which is hard to believe since it…

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Whose Priorities Are You Working On

The following is a blog post from Phil Cooke and The Change Revolution – The Intersection of Media, Faith, and Change by Phil. It’s something that I struggle with and I know there are others out there who could benefit, so I’m re-posting it here. The Italicised portions are my…

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