Common Sense is Gone…

On my morning bicycle ride George and I stopped at Starbucks…what a surprise. This morning was a good one, leisurely (kind of, George has discovered Wheaties or something, spent all morning chasing him) in that we chatted for an extended period of time at Starbucks. George is our Celebrate Recovery director here at the church […]

Magician Impresses Monkey

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How Not to Worship…

“To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, to devote the will to the purpose of God.” William Temple Here is an incredible contrast […]

More Signage Evangelism, and Just Stupid Signage

More Signage Evangelism in our small town.  These handmade signs pop up on a regular basis and they always have a “compelling” message.  I love this sign.  It is soooo appropriate.  We should be afraid of the verichip in the same way we were afraid of bar codes in the 70’s and 80’s.  Look at […]

The Holy Spirit is an Enchilada

That makes me laugh…uneasily. So I am trying to finish my sermon this Friday afternoon and forgot to close my office door when a woman knocks at our outer door.  She is let in by a faithful staffer who fields her questions about hiring someone trustworthy to do odd jobs at her home.  She is […]

Virgin Mary in Tree Bark

The Virgin Mary appears in tree bark. No kidding. It really is her! Read all about it in the Toronto Sun. It must be true. The guy interviewed in the story is the neighbor of the tree (Mary’s neighbor!) and he doesn’t want a lot of people traipsing through to see it (although it apparently […]

Vote for the Worst Preacher

Over on Scotteriology you can place your vote for the worst preacher ever, today’s head to head is between Pat Robertson and John Crowder.  Check out the brackets and cast your vote. (No, you can’t vote for me…I did not make the cut)

John Crowder: Extremely Emerging Post-modern Post-Pentecostal

Every pastor has a bad sermon. I have had a few. Now I have something new to watch to help me get over my bad sermon blah’s…John Crowder. One look at this guys sermons and I can always say…”not as bad as that guy”, or I can just send a copy to the elders every […]