I spent the weekend with about 30 High School students and 8 adult leaders on our annual pilgrimage to the woods for our Fall Retreat. It was an awesome weekend with a lot of adventure, plenty of sore muscles, and a wonderful Spirit of worship. Here are some observations from a weekend with teenagers […]
Archive | October, 2006
October 25, 2006
It has been too long since I ranted and raved about the trivial and inane. So here goes….. There seems to be a better influx of good TV shows this fall than in some time. I have been watching several of the new shows to find one to really follow so here are some observations.
October 19, 2006
Searching for someone else Do you like you who you are? When you are alone do you dream of being someone else? Is you, the real you, enough? Don’t you want more? Can’t you admit it? Aren’t you searching for someone else?
October 17, 2006
Interesting article today in the Post about the creation of a new element. Scientists have been working for years to create new, super heavy, elements by slamming different atoms together and hoping that they stick. The new element, ununoctium, element #118 did not last long, lasting only nine ten-thousandths of a second. But scientists are […]
October 13, 2006
Here is no unanchored liberalism— freedom to think without commitment Here is no encrusted dogmatism— commitment without freedom to think Here is vibrant evangelicalism— commitment with freedom to think within the limits laid down in Scripture. – Dr. Vernon Grounds, Chancellor Denver Seminary This statement is the benchmark that has defined Denver Seminary for nearly […]
October 10, 2006
When we think and talk about prophets in the church, we conjure up a multitude of differing images. From Old Testament images of bearded loners pointing a critical finger at the masses and foretelling impending doom to ecstatic future tellers of the charismatic church or dooms day bullhorn wielding street corner preachers of our culture. […]
October 6, 2006
I read this list a couple of months ago on Out of Ur, Leadership Journal’s Blog. It has stuck in my mind. It is a list of 20 things to do while you are not planting churches. The satire is real, powerful, and beautiful. 1. Call yourself an apostle. Have some business cards printed. Hand […]
October 4, 2006
Well here it is. A story that just made me laugh it was so ludicrous. A 7th grade girl in Laurel, MD was ordered to stop reading her Bible at school. She was told it was against school policy to do so. The girl was reading her Bible during lunch, on her own time, but […]