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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Why My 15-Year-Old Son Still Has a Flip-Phone

January 7, 2019

Jonathan is the kind of kid that will surely be a trendsetter. He is cool in demeanor, calm in disposition, and pretty good looking. What can I say…he looks just like his old man. This is not the only characteristic that we share. We also have a similar sense of humor, love the Vegas Golden […]

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Now Worship is an Act of Bravery

October 29, 2018

On Saturday morning a group of innocent people arrived at their house of worship intending to practice their faith in peace.  An evil and bigoted man took this opportunity to reign terror and violence upon an unsuspecting crowd.  Pittsburgh was devastated.  The Tree of Life Synagogue will never be the same.  And our society has […]

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More Than Ideas

September 17, 2018

More Than Ideas Idea Day Looks toward the Future   Luke 10:2 The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. John 4:35 Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to […]

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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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Why Does Unity Matter?

December 27, 2017

One day Jesus was busy ministering unto the multitudes when a demon-possessed man was brought to him.  The man was bound by the demon so tightly that he could neither see nor speak.  But the moment he met Jesus Christ he was healed of his infirmities and freed from the demon’s control.  The crowd was […]

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Removing the Ancient Landmarks  

November 29, 2017

  Boundaries are necessary if we are to succeed in life!  These fence lines are established to keep the good things in and the bad things out.  But unfortunately, we often find ourselves too inhibited by fear to actually set up good boundaries. In today’s episode of The Idea Talks we discuss why boundaries are […]

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Superman Will Never Be Enough

November 20, 2017

There he stood with a smile on his face and a VHS tape from Blockbuster Video in his hand.  I was eight.  Mom had set out Little Caesar’s Pizza, Pepsi, and apple juice.  Matt and I were jumping up and down while Charity waited patiently on the couch with her Chatty Patty.  “The Quest for […]

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Greatest Archaeological Discovery of our Time

September 4, 2017

OKAY!  This is one you’ve got to see for yourself! Recently discovered by a group of whip-yielding archeologists and wise-cracking museum curators is an ancient list of evangelism technics encouraged by the early church fathers.*  In this list we find some fascinating ideas for telling someone about your local church and inviting them to attend.  […]

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Greatest Archaeological Discovery of our Time

September 4, 2017

OKAY!  This is one you’ve got to see for yourself! Recently discovered by a group of whip-yielding archeologists and wise-cracking museum curators is an ancient list of evangelism technics encouraged by the early church fathers.*  In this list we find some fascinating ideas for telling someone about your local church and inviting them to attend.  […]

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LESSONS FROM THE BROADMOOR

August 9, 2017

  I’ve not yet had the privilege of staying in the famous Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.  However, it is on my bucket-list to experience this hotel’s legendary reputation for customer service.  Recently I had a businessman in our church return from the Broadmoor and give me a copy of the Broadmoor’s 16 Service Standards.  […]

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