Monthly Archives: March 2012

Book Review: Breakout Churches by Thom S. Rainer

After discussing my resent review of Ed Stetzer’s book Comeback Churches with a pastor friend, he asked if I had ever read Breakout Churches by Thom Rainer. It seemed that we were demonstrating the same sort of passion that we … Continue reading

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Ad Hominem and the Execution of Hope

This weekend I was reading through the book of Acts and came upon the story of Stephen, who had the shortest lived ministry of the early Church. Voted to be one of the first deacons of the Church at the … Continue reading

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Sermonette: A Time To Be Bold and a Time To Be Gentle

“Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required, yet for love’s sake I prefer to appeal to you—I, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus— I appeal … Continue reading

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Soapbox: The Subtle Errors of Asceticism

There is a unique challenge when talking about the subtle differences within an idea. Ideas have the potential of holding a wide range of thought or opinion. So to address  ‘asceticism’ I must first define it. Here is the definition … Continue reading

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Book Review: The God Who Is There by D. A. Carson

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I have to begin by saying that I am a huge fan of Dr. Carson. He is probably my favorite public speaker and yet I’ve never seen him in person. His sermons are long, dry, and often over my head, … Continue reading

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