ONLINE CHURCH! The very words bring strong emotion to the hearts of many Christians and ministry leaders.

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Eventually, Christian leaders will have to do what they’ve done for 2,000 years. We will have to lead the flocks to which Christ Himself has made us overseers. We cannot permanently abdicate responsibility to temporal powers.

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It really doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or a Democrat. You could be a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan and find that you’ll agree with a Philadelphia Eagles fan, at least on this one point. Even the redneck and the socialite will find common ground here. I think we can all agree. During this COVID-19 […]

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301 years ago, Robinson Crusoe, widely considered the First English Novel, was released in England to enormous praise.  Audiences loved the simple story of a castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad.  Poor Crusoe encounters prisoners, mutineers, and even cannibals during his adventurous stay.  Yet the first foes he would face would not come […]

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Today’s Blog is a guest post from my wife, Heather. Enjoy! “Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as […]

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5 Steps to Overcoming Covid Anxiety

July 28, 2020

I’ve discovered the secret. I know how to overcome the dangers of Covid-Anxiety. These are NOT my steps.  These are Jim’s steps.  Let Me Explain. I’m a pastor.  And every Friday I fill my schedule, all day long, with back-to-back appointments speaking with the members of our church.  We call it “Friday with the Pastor”.  We sit, have coffee, […]

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When Should the Christian Disobey the Government?

July 23, 2020

Let us disassociate ourselves from the extreme positions on either side of this immensely emotional debate.

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Building a Bigger Front Door

May 4, 2020

ONLINE CHURCH! The very words bring strong emotion to the hearts of many Christians and ministry leaders.

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CHURCH – Some Assembly Required

April 13, 2020

Eventually, Christian leaders will have to do what they’ve done for 2,000 years. We will have to lead the flocks to which Christ Himself has made us overseers. We cannot permanently abdicate responsibility to temporal powers.

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IT NEEDS TO BE SAID – COVID-19 NECESSITY

April 6, 2020

It really doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or a Democrat. You could be a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan and find that you’ll agree with a Philadelphia Eagles fan, at least on this one point. Even the redneck and the socialite will find common ground here. I think we can all agree. During this COVID-19 […]

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THE CARES ACT & YOUR CHURCH

April 1, 2020

Josh Irmler recently sat down with Josh Hershberger (Executive Director & Senior Counsel at The Good Citizen Project) and Fred Murray (Executive Pastor at Southern Hills Church in Las Vegas) to discuss the recent CARES ACTS and how it relates to the local church.

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Don’t Threaten the Church

April 1, 2020

I’m a Christian Pastor. I believe the temporary suspension of public gatherings to be the wisest course of action as we follow the suggestions of our government officials, the scientific community, and the emphatic media.

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Worldliness in the Church

August 31, 2018

Worldliness in the Church Everybody is welcome in the church!  However, there is one thing we cannot abide in the church – worldliness.  Though nearly everyone agrees with this sentiment, there is a major disagreement as to what worldliness actually is. Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the […]

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Be Courageous and Refuse to Compromise

July 13, 2018

Compromise is not ALWAYS wrong. I’ve sat in many marriage counseling sessions listening to stubborn people who refused to lower their unreasonable expectations.  Many times I’ve encouraged young entrepreneurs to reconsider their business plans and embrace the ideas of another.  I’ve even found that pastors can find certain moments of compromise necessary.  How the nursery workers […]

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Keys to Delivering a Great Speech

May 28, 2018

On this episode of The Idea Talks we discuss the 10 Keys to Delivering a Great Speech! Today’s podcast is not specifically addressing Biblical preaching.  Preaching is clearly inherently so much more than a simple speech.  However, there are many elements that the preacher can learn from the professional speaker. Today we will see that […]

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