‘Doing’ Church – “We make victims of our heroes.”

“Doing” Church in North America – “We make victims of our heroes.” Graham Cooke brilliantly describes how “doing” church today must start with leaders who can model freedom. He goes onto say that church revolves around 3 types of people: Initiators, Enablers and Resisters. He skillfully describes if that if we have any hopes of accomplishingContinue reading “‘Doing’ Church – “We make victims of our heroes.””

Permission to Do Church Differently

Permission to Do Church Differently with Graham Cooke Skip to start watching the video at 9:45… (Source: Permission to Do Church Differently with Graham Cooke at Believer’s Edge from Believer’s Edge on Vimeo.) Leave your thoughts below… 🙂

9 Changes to Make Before a Church Dies

My heart ached when I read this post from Thom Rainer… It triggered pain that I have known… I pray for churches across North America (my heart lies there)… “..Many of our congregations must change. They must change or they will die. I call these churches “the urgent church.” Time is of the essence. IfContinue reading “9 Changes to Make Before a Church Dies”

From Word Curses to Blessing – Uncanny Story

Is life a bit nuts for you? …with people’s word curses rather than words of blessing? Do you live in a series of uncanny events? Free video and free pdf summary below… {This book recently has taken me back to my Old Testament prophets class in Bible school and my professor weeping over the disobedience ofContinue reading “From Word Curses to Blessing – Uncanny Story”

Comparison Steals our Joy

  I was asked to prepare a talk on comparison for teens and twenties. Here’s what I learned. (Sources at the bottom.) Comparison washes away God’s plan for us and sidetracks us with someone else’s journey.   Questions to ponder: When you play games, are you a good loser? How do you handle winning? HaveContinue reading “Comparison Steals our Joy”

Sabbatical Learnings: Solitude and Community

Over sabbatical, I pondered the fact that if we spent our lives in absolute solitude listening to Jesus, we could never take in all the richness of His wisdom and presence. Just as it has been penned that all that which Jesus did on earth has not all been written down, we could not comprehendContinue reading “Sabbatical Learnings: Solitude and Community”

The Disease Called “Perfection”

Be bold about your weaknesses and you will change people’s lives. Be honest about who you actually are, and others will begin to be their actual selves around you. Once you cure yourself of the disease, others will come to you, asking if they can just “talk”. People are desperate to talk. Some of theContinue reading “The Disease Called “Perfection””

What Is Perfect Love?

If we are more self-conscious than ever, with the ones we “love”, that is not love… but fear. Our ‘love’ is unmasked as a battle in manipulation and power – one person using another to make them feel good, even in a pecking order, or to simply chase away loneliness. True love is… safe,… forgiving…Continue reading “What Is Perfect Love?”

Our Response

“Worship is the believer’s response of all that he is – mind, emotions, will, and body – to all that God is and says and does. This response has its mystical side in subjective experience, and its practical side in objective obedience to God’s revealed truth. It is a loving response that is balanced byContinue reading “Our Response”