This time of year many people become fascinated with the concept of horror. Movie-goers inundate themselves with flicks depicting things they hope never happen, but enjoy imagining are real for the moment. Nice families decorate their yards with images they should pray never meet up with them in real life. So what about horror? Is… Continue reading Horror Story
Is the church today supposed to be like the church in the Book of Acts? If not, when did it change? Some things very obviously changed from the Old Testament to the New: 1) sacrifice for sin was completed by Jesus' work on Calvary (Hebrews 10:1-18) 2) eating foods prohibited under the Law of Moses… Continue reading When did the Gospel change?
You're strong, successful in your sphere of influence, important to people close to you -- perhaps even to some you'll never meet in person. That didn't happen by accident. To accomplish what you have, you've chosen carefully the paths you've taken, rejecting what wasn't compatible. To maintain what you've achieved, you've guarded your perimeter: you've… Continue reading So, what gets you?
Walk and chew bubblegum! Oh, you've got that one? Great! (Just don't leave your gum on the sidewalk when you're done.) Pat your head and rub your tummy! Good with that one, too? Wow, we're getting somewhere. How about saying "Thank you, God" for your job while griping about your boss? What? A little harder?… Continue reading Two things I bet you can’t do at one time
They say a two year-old wouldn't be able remember much. I remember the barn burning. Not from what I was told, but the vivid picture of where I was sitting on the bed in the bedroom that doubled as a den and looking out the window. And the flames. I don't remember much else from… Continue reading What’s your earliest faith memory?
If you've ever wondered, "What's up with Pentecostals? What is they believe that they're so fired up about? Is there really a difference in them and the rest of us who are in church every Sunday, besides the way they worship and the way they look?" Here's a little overview of what we believe about… Continue reading What’s up with those Pentecostals?