Yesterday Nate told me something about the musician Henry Rollins. He said: Henry Rollins is afraid to die. So he sleeps only as long as he has to sleep. And when he’s not asleep he makes the most of every… Read More
According to Harvard University Professor Tyler VanderWeele’s study on church attendance, people who attend church
From my notes on yesterday’s excellent teaching by Curtis Zeigler. Without relationships, you can’t realize the gifts of the Spirit. The gifts of the Spirit can’t be exercised in isolation. If you study the gifts of the Spirit anywhere they’re… Read More
Prayer and Church (And What An Agnostic, Progressive, Single, Childless Sociologist’s Book Says About Them)
What An Agnostic, Progressive, Single, Childless Sociologist’s Book Says About Prayer And Church I just read an article in Christianity Today about what an agnostic, progressive, single, and childless sociologist’s book says about prayer and church. Here’s a summary:… Read More
The smallpox virus killed 80% of children and 30% of adults who contracted the disease. Smallpox, also known as the red plague, was one of the most devastating diseases in history, until Edward Jenner came along. Edward Jenner’s work changed everything. He… Read More
Francis Chan On What The Word Church Really Means (And What It Means To Be A Christ Follower) I really, really, really, really, really… really–hope you’ll watch this video. BASIC.Follow Jesus from David C Cook on Vimeo.
Referring to the synagogue ruler who was indignant because Jesus healed on the Sabbath: “The NIV says that he is indignant. The word in Greek means like: really super annoyed. He’s an angry elf. He’s a super annoyed… Read More
Things I Heard In Church: “The Kevin Spacey Movie, Swimming With Sharks, Is Really Difficult To Watch”
Things I Heard In Church: “The Kevin Spacey movie, Swimming With Sharks, is really difficult to watch.” –Jason Simmonds From Jason Simmonds talk: Obedience, Trust, 1 Peter, Mosaic–a church in Northeast Portland, Oregon.
Things I Heard In Church: “In Those Days There Was No COSTCO, There Was Get In Your BOATCO And Go FISHINGCO”
Things I Heard In Church: “In those days there was no COSTCO, there was get in your BOATCO and go FISHINGCO.” Matt Bowen speaking on Jesus’ teaching encouraging us to not be anxious. From Matt Bowen’s teaching, Without… Read More
The Woman At The Well (Read John 4:1-9) So when Jesus gets word, that the Pharisees got word, about how Jesus is now baptizing more disciples than John the Baptist, he
Things I heard in church: These 2 (two-ish) Questions First, the wrong question. This is a question I’ve asked myself in the past and a question most of us ask: “How much can I please myself and still… Read More