You Don’t Have To Go To Church To Be A Christian

Taken at face value this statement is absolutely true. You don't have to go to church to be a Christian. Actually, there is nothing that you can do that will make you a Christian. Your status as a child of God isn't determined by how much money you drop in an offering plate, or how good … Continue reading You Don’t Have To Go To Church To Be A Christian

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It’s OK to Laugh in Church

"You have as much laughter as you have faith." - Martin Luther   I like that quote. I've searched long and hard and have been unable to determine where it comes from, but I hope it's genuinely from Martin Luther. For far too many people, the word "church" conjures up images of people sitting in … Continue reading It’s OK to Laugh in Church

It’s A Great Time To Be A Pastor

I'll never forget the parting words of one of my pastors to me as I left to attend seminary. On my final Sunday in the church, there was a big celebration as the people sent me off. There was a great service, a shared meal, some gifts, lots of embarrassing pictures from my years there, … Continue reading It’s A Great Time To Be A Pastor

Three Reasons The Week Before Easter Is The Most Important Week To Celebrate

There are plenty of important days to celebrate as followers of Jesus. But the events of the last week of Jesus' life, known commonly as "Holy Week," are arguably the most important in the life of a Christian. Here is why: 1. History The claims of Christianity are founded in history, not philosophy. I recently … Continue reading Three Reasons The Week Before Easter Is The Most Important Week To Celebrate