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Preparing for Easter ~ Stuff Christians Like

The other day, a friend of mine got an email from his pastor about Easter.

 Everyone in his church got the email and it was essentially a reminder that they should all behave on Easter Sunday. It said things like, “Please remember there are no assigned seats.” It was kind of funny but at the end of the day it just didn’t cover enough details.

So today I decided I would help you out, really serve you if you will, and remind you of a few things you need to do to have a successful Easter:

1. Scout out the church the Sunday before Easter. If you didn’t do that, that’s on you. You gotta approach this like Tom Berenger in the movie “Sniper.”

2. Pretend you are on a plane. Know your exits and whether or not your seat cushion can be used as a floatation device in case the baptismal overflows. (Read More)

My Thoughts On Healthcare Reform ~ Perry Noble

The short version – it doesn’t matter!!!

Now for the long version…

It amazes me that “Christians” who say they believe in an all-powerful, completely Sovereign God are freaking out about a policy that our federal government has passed.  (BUT…it IS funny that many of the leaders who passed it are exempt from actually submitting to it…another post for another time!) (Read More)

Fear of philanthropy (avert your eyes) ~ Seth Godin

Peter Singer is famous for posing a stunningly difficult question, paraphrased as, “If you are walking by a pond and you see a child drowning, do you save her? What if it means ruining a very fancy pair of Italian shoes?” Okay, if we assume the answer is yes, then why not spend the cost of those shoes to save 20 kids who are starving to death across town or the world? There’s really no difference. Or by, extension, invest in research or development that solves a problem forever… The issues are proximity and attention.  (Read More)

Fund Your Dream Project ~ PastorGear.com

Most projects require some sort of cash to make them happen.  Raising money for a project, however,  can often be hard to do even if that project is a dream project.  Invested.in is a service that is designed to help you clear a lot of the hurdles involved with raising money for a project and get you going quickly. (Read More)

Learning from Two Amazing Young Women ~ Tim Stevens

I’m amazed by what I learn from my kids. In the past couple of days, both my girls have shared thoughts on their blog which have challenged me:

Megan Stevens (15 yrs old):

I never believed my middle school teachers when they said that there would be people in our grade who died before they were out of highschool. Surely not true right? We still have our whole lives ahead of us….Such a typical mindset: We’re invincible nothing can hurt us!!….Yeah, that’s been proved wrong time and time again. We had our second Freshman death last night. (Read More)

 

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This Week’s Top 5 Blog Post Fav’s

Driveby culture and the endless search for wow

The net has spawned two new ways to create and consume culture.

The first is the wide-open door for amateurs to create. This is blogging and online art, wikipedia and the maker movement. These guys get a lot of press, and deservedly so, because they’re changing everything. (Read more)

Top 100 Church Blogs (+ 30 bonus blogs)

There are hundreds of great church blogs and ministry blogs to read, but do you ever wonder which church blogs everyone else is reading?

I do, which is why I have compiled a list of the world’s top church blogs.

Some focus exclusively on ministry, while others are more like theology blogs. Regardless of how you label them, these are the world’s most popular church blogs written by many of today’s most influential church leaders, theologians, and Christ followers. (Read More)

Joni Eareckson Tada: Health Care Bill Concerns

Protecting the least among us in health care reform.

A few years ago, I helped write a book, How to Be a Christian in a Brave New World, about the bioethical challenges in the 21st century. Today, one of our foremost ethical challenges is how to accomplish health care reform in a way that respects most Americans’ traditional religious values.
As a quadriplegic for the past 43 years, I have had more than my fair share of doctors’ visits and medical treatments. I know the difference between good care and bad care, and I can tell when a physician has my best interests at heart. I am thankful that, for the most part, my doctors have always treated me as the individual I am rather than just another patient in a wheelchair. (Read More)

Forsaking Reality For Virtual

I’ve heard some crazy stories over the years but this might top them all. CNN reports that police have arrested a South Korean couple whose toddler starved to death while they were raising a virtual child online.

The couple fed their 3-month-old daughter once a day between marathon stretches in a local Internet cafe, where they were raising a virtual child in the fantasy role-playing game, Prius Online, police told local reporters Friday. (Read More)

How an Introvert Handles Awkward Situations

One thing middle age has done for me is make me more aware of who I really am and how I respond to life. I can wish I was wired differently, I can somewhat adapt my personality to my environment, and I can’t use my personality as an excuse for bad behavior, but I am coming to terms with how God made me. He made me an Introvert. In recent years I have come to terms with how the public side of me behaves in an extremely extroverted world. On Sundays, because I know and love our people and have a Kingdom mindset, I’m the extroverted pastor, but as my Myers Briggs indicates, I’m actually a preferred Introvert. (BTW, it amazes me how many pastors I know who are Introverts.) (Read More)

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