Browsing All posts tagged under »institutional church«

The U.S. Civil War & The Conflict Coming To Your Own House, Friends, & Church Community

May 12, 2011

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It has been said that the most bloody & defining conflict that America has ever faced was the U.S. Civil War fought from 1861-1865. I had no idea how true that was until recently. I have just finished watching a powerful nine part documentary put together by Ken burns about the American Civil War that […]

Parenting Adults Is Harder & Why Your ‘Pastor’ May Not Really Be Your ‘Pastor’

April 20, 2011

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Next month my one and only child will turn 18! Yeah, that’s right, I said 18. Can you believe it? One of my favorite things to do is get reactions from people when I tell them this. When I take my daughter out for coffee or out to a restaurant, I have to prepare myself […]

We Don’t Need A Model, We Need A Vision! (why the organic church model is NOT the solution)

March 23, 2011

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After dialoging with a good friend of mine on our blog site last week about the church, it became apparent that there was a misunderstanding about what I was advocating for.  While he rightly assumed that I believe the institutional church system is a destructive system which causes many problems, he went on to assume […]

Is ‘Radical’ really radical? (why David Platt is the new Francis Chan)- my book review here

March 7, 2011

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After being bombarded by several friends about this book, I finally broke down and read David Platt’s book ‘Radical’. As you may know, Platt is the Sr. Pastor of a ‘Mega-Church’ called ‘The Church at Brook Hills’ in Birmingham, Alabama. Platt is one of the youngest ‘Mega-Church’ pastors in the country who seeks to, in […]