Making People Listen

Today’s generation is not that interested in your message. Well, maybe they are, but they have zero interest in having you shove it down their throats. There are so many competing voices, people have become very adept at tuning out the messages they don’t feel are relevant to them. You have to build a platform before you can have any impact. Continue Reading…

Tough Questions

Last night I started a class titled “What Do We Do With The Tough Questions”. Since I have an occasional series on apologetics on the blog, I thought I’d include you all in the loop. If you’re interested, you can view the discussion here. This is on our church’s SoChurch page, so I can’t open it up for comments from outside. However, we can talk here!

If you’re interested, take a look at what I’ve posted. Keep in mind that just like a blog the topics go from oldest at the bottom to newest at the top. Reading in order will help minimize confusion. 🙂

If you have any thoughts, feel free to comment here – I’d love to hear them!

Universa-what?

There has been a bit of talk about Rob Bell the past few days. Actually, that is putting it mildly. Rob even took much of the internet’s attention from Charlie Sheen. Rather than commenting on Rob (for now), I wanted to post something brief about the underlying topic: Universalism.

Now, Rob didn’t actually use this word in his video, but this is the concept he seems to be promoting. At a minimum, he has raised the issue – which it seems is what Rob does best.

I’ve had a few conversations with people who didn’t really understand what the issue was, so for this post I just want to throw out some very basic definitions.

There are 4 primary views on the final state of souls.

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One Year Old (ish)

As near as I can tell, I’ve been blogging for about a year. I started on Facebook, then moved to Blogger, and finally to WordPress on a dedicated domain. This also happens to be my 100th post. From a blogging perspective, I’m still a newbie and a nobody, but I’ve enjoyed this form of communication, the opportunity to think and write, and the chance to meet a lot of new people.

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Do You Speak Fritalian?

Ever seen a bad translation like this one? How many of us force people in our churches to do the same for themselves? When we speak Christianese, or jargon only understood by those ‘on the inside’, we are excluding others and making ourselves look foolish. Why say, “My spirit overwhelmed my flesh with the revelation that I should speak a blessing on you“, when you could say “Good morning!

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