Saturday, July 9, 2011

Consumerism and Following Christ

Alan Hirsch says that consumerism and a life of consumption is the single greatest threat to the practice of discipleship in our world today. When we live to consume rather than living to serve and give, then church becomes nothing more than a vendor of spiritual experiences and religious services. Instead of being the church, we go to church. We go to one church for the preaching and teaching. We go to another church for the worship. And we go to another for their outstanding children's and youth programs. We end up consuming rather than following Jesus. Our mantra becomes "Feed me! Wow me! And care for my kids!" instead of "Jesus is Lord!"

Friday, March 4, 2011

Opinions

Be careful of having a high opinion of your opinions!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

True Success in Life

"But thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place!" 2 Corinthians 2:14

Monday, January 10, 2011

Political Vultures - Victor Davis Hanson - National Review Online

Political Vultures - Victor Davis Hanson - National Review Online
Interesting thoughts in light of some irresponsible comments I've heard on TV with regards to the AZ. shooting. It's interesting how we try to politicize almost everything. I think what our world needs today is a little less political rhetoric and a little more common sense. We also need a message of hope that says the real problem is sin in the heart and the real answer is found in the person of Christ.

Prayer: What on earth does God want from us?


"Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened." Jesus

Prayer isn't prying what we want from the hand of a reluctant God!

So, what is prayer?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Thoughts for the New Year:


"The more willing I was to look honestly at what I was thinking and saying and doing now, the more easily I would come into touch with the movement of God's Spirit in me, leading me to the future. God is a God of the present and reveals to those who are willing to listen carefully to the moment in which they live the steps they are to take toward the future. 'Do not worry about tomorrow,' Jesus says, 'tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own' (Matthew 6:34)." Henri Nouwen from "In the Name of Jesus"

Friday, September 24, 2010

Rob Dunbar: Discovering ancient climates in oceans and ice | Video on TED.com

Rob Dunbar: Discovering ancient climates in oceans and ice | Video on TED.com I watched this video on climate change and ocean acidification and thought it was interesting. God has called us to be stewards of creation. I'm not sure that I know how to fix all the problems. But I know we need to care and we need to make sure we are getting the facts.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Integrity

I'm reading a great book by Henry Cloud called Integrity. I strongly recommend it. He challenges you to think about the wake you leave in your life. Are people better because of your presence in their lives?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My Voice: My Voice - How did We get Here?

Jim and Annie are good friends and faithful stewards of the gospel in Chico. Orchard Church is one of the most exciting churches that I know about. I think they have had greater pound-for-pound kingdom impact than any church I know. To read more about their story check out this link: My Voice: My Voice - How did We get Here?: "This month we are celebrating the five year anniversary of the Orchard STEPs House, a clean and sober living environment committed to helpin..."

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Logos 4 Mac

Logos Bible Software is giving away thousands of dollars of prizes to celebrate the launch of Logos Bible Software 4 Mac on October 1. Prizes include an iMac, a MacBook Pro, an iPad, an iPod Touch, and more than 100 other prizes!

They’re also having a special limited-time sale on their Mac and PC base packages and upgrades. Check it out!



A few weeks ago I converted to MacBook Pro after years of using PC's. I wish I had done it sooner. I am really enjoying Mac and it is much more stable than what I had been working with for so long. I am also looking forward to getting new Bible study software to go with it. My software of choice is Logos. If you have a Mac or PC and your looking for good Bible study software it's worth checking out!