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Category: Christianity (page 2 of 3)

Things Christians Probably Shouldn’t Say

I’ve used some pretty obnoxious phrases in my life, and so I believe (more than most) that Christians have got to watch the phrases that they use. Below, I’ve listed a few weird “Christian” phrases that we need to at least dial back on significantly. I’ve used them. You’ve probably used them. Let’s all agree that we should probably think a whole lot harder about our reasoning and our audience the next time we want to say one of these. Continue reading

When the Bible Gets Uncomfortable

I’ll tell you what, the Bible is a tough book. Not just the length, or the more difficult books to get through, but the content. If you are reading the Bible and it feels too easy, you may be missing the “life change” part of it. Because when you allow the Bible to speak into your life about what needs to change, grow, conform, and reform, it gets downright uncomfortable. So what do we do when the Bible becomes uncomfortable? Continue reading

Things Worship Pastors Need to Stop Doing

Christians are held to a higher standard. As church leaders, we should not only hold ourselves to that standard, but to one that is even higher. Because of this, I believe there are plenty of things that worship pastors need to stop doing immediately. Recently, I’ve seen plenty of things that helped me narrow it down to my top three. Continue reading

Don’t Stop Those Kids!

In Matthew 19:14, Jesus clearly says not to stop kids from coming to Him. If I asked you if you’ve been guilty of stopping kids from reaching Christ, my guess is you’d say no. But if we really look at it, are we guilty of stopping kids from coming to Christ? In reality, we probably all are to some degree or another. Let’s look at some of the ways we stop kids in their spiritual development. Continue reading

Greater Than Christ

What is greater than Christ for you? Remember in math, when they used to give you those problems? “X>Y when Y=…” Remember? Let’s solve for a different equation. X>Christ. Solve for X. You may say nothing. You may claim that nothing in your life is greater than Christ. You may be right, but you may also, even unknowingly, be wrong. Here are some ways to tell what is greater than Christ in your life. Continue reading

Deeper Prayer

Too often, our prayer lives look eerily one-note. I’m guilty here. There seems to be the big three in all of our prayers: “Thanks God,” “Bless our food, God,” and “Heal so-and-so, God.” Now none of these, in themselves, are bad things to pray. In fact, they’re all good things to pray. However, we need to be going a whole lot deeper than that. What if we all connected our prayer lives to the mission of our church? What if we prayed like Christ? Like Paul? Continue reading

Crazy Questions Kids Ask: Part 2

Sometimes, I get some interesting questions from kids. They tend to sound completely off-the-wall. They sound like something we all should know. However, adults sometimes behave in such a way that it seems like they’re asking that question too.

One night’s question was a big one asked by my 2nd and 3rd graders. “Is the Bible really true? All of it? All of it can’t be true.”

So, obviously we want to immediately say that we believe that the whole Bible is true. But what happens when we act like we don’t? Continue reading

Why Didn’t I Worship?

Many times in my career, I’ve heard people use some key phrases:

“I can’t worship like this.”
“I didn’t get anything out of worship today.”
“I feel like worship was dead today.”

What causes people to say these things? Continue reading

Crazy Questions Kids Ask: Part 1

This post totally could have been titled “Crazy Questions Kids Ask and What Happens When Adults Ask Them Too,” but I figured that would probably be too long.

Sometimes, I get some interesting questions from kids. They tend to sound completely off-the-wall. They sound like something we all should know. However, adults sometimes behave in such a way that it seems like they’re asking that question too. So, let’s take a look at the last question I got: Continue reading

Parent or Pastor?

To some of you reading this, it will sound odd that I have been asked before if it is difficult to be a children’s pastor while not being a parent (although the whole “not being a parent” thing should end in the next week or two…or three). Some of you think it’s a perfectly normal question. However, it is a bit like asking an apple farmer if it is difficult to farm apples while not being an orange farmer. That’s because the roles are so completely different. Sometimes, kids fail to grow in Christ because these roles are so blurry. Continue reading

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