Monthly Archives: September 2014

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RadCast – September 26, 2014 Audio Post

RadCast — What I’m reading, what I’m thinking, what I’m enjoying…  reading (Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World) thinking (iPhone VI bends because we won’t want it for very long) enjoying (being a Dad is awesome; the little things cannot be missed, lest … Continue reading

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On Choosing Songs

It is the  contradiction for worship planners: Pick songs your congregation knows YET pick new songs for your congregation to learn. Yep, we gotta sing songs people know, otherwise, they won’t sing.  How can they?  Yet, if we keep singing the same … Continue reading

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Perfect Sleeping Weather

This is perfect sleeping weather, according to the Ole Farmer’s Almanac, which is an off-brand of the Old Farmer’s Almanac, which is something I’m starting.  Right now. …when the temperature drops below 63, and the wind blows through the open windows … Continue reading

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Worth The Look

Look at this.  Psalm 105:4.    It says “Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.” Look is a powerful word.    Zac says “Daddy, look!”  I suddenly notice that my son is a caped superhero. Emily … Continue reading

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Adding a Third Service, Part 3: How it Affects Our Expectations

I’ve been reading the Just Church by Jim Martin.  He gives a great reminder of how faith is supposed to work.  From p. 14: Belief: deciding that what we know about God is really true. Trust: deciding it’s safe to act … Continue reading

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Adding a Third Service, Part 2: How it Affects Congregational Integrity

This is part two of a multipart series of personal reflections related to adding a 3rd service at Portage Free Methodist Church, where I serve as Lead Pastor.  Our third Sunday Worship service launches on September 7, 2014.  Part 2: How a 3rd … Continue reading

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