Category Archives: Church

Circles and Rows

Good things happen when we’re seated in rows, but real church happens when we’re seated in circles. That’s a paraphrase of something megachurch pastor Andy Stanley said in a sermon a few weeks ago, and I’ve been flogging that message at … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Walk, Christianity, Church, Community, Faith, Family, Relationship, Saints, Worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

For How Long?

Am I the only one who thinks Acts 2:42-47 is a bit of a crock? They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Community, Faith, Family, Gospel, Grace, Holy Spirit, New Testament, Sacrifice, Saturday Night Live, Social Justice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Remember

If I had any smouldering worries about whether there’s life after Kent Dobson for Mars Hill Bible Church, they were doused decisively by a powerful sermon from author Glennon Doyle Melton on January 24. Doyle Melton, a blogger and author … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Clergy, Faith, Grace, Gratitude, Insight, Universalism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Hooky Song

It occurred to me recently that I’ve never blogged about one of my biggest God Moments, and it is time to right that wrong. Here goes: It all started one day when I decided to play hooky from church … … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Faith, Family, Holy Spirit, Insight, Music, Relationship, Worship, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Imagine, Part 3: Be As One

As I was putting the finishing touches on Imagine, Part 2: No Religion, Too yesterday, I noticed another nifty parallel between the writings of John Lennon and the Apostle John:     John of Liverpool: I hope someday you’ll join … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian Walk, Christianity, Church, Community, False Prophets, Family, God, Gospel, Music, New Testament, Relationship, The Trinity, Words, Worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The O-Word

‘It’s not easy being green It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things And people tend to pass you over ‘Cause you’re not standing out Like flashy sparkles in the water Or stars in the sky’ – … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Clergy, Creation, Holy Week, New Testament, Old Testament, Palm Sunday, Patience, Pentecost, Relationship, The Trinity, Words, Worship, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Broken For Me

We Anglicans are very good at Communion. I guess we’d better be, since most of our churches serve the Lord’s Supper every week. And we are. At my church, we’ve got the system so well-organized that we can almost always serve … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Clergy, Community, Crucifixion, Easter, Grace, Holiness, Holy Spirit, Holy Week, Seinfeld, Worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments