Category Archives: Church Attendance

The Flesh & Its Drag Effect

I don’t usually write blog posts on Sunday because church dominates the day, but today is different. We cancelled services at Oak Grove Baptist this morning because of the lingering effects of the season’s first snow. Many of us could … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Unkept Hippie

“The Jesus You Know” series (post #7) Johnny Paycheck was a country music star who had his biggest success in the 1970s. He was most famous for his hit┬áTake This Job & Shove It, which went to #1 on the … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Black Deliverer

“The Jesus You Know” series (post #3) I was born October 3rd, 1966, which means that I am very much a product of the 1970s and ’80s. When I was young, one of my favorite t.v. shows was “Good Times,” … Continue reading

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Selling Hamburgers

I have never served as the pastor of a megachurch, and I don’t figure that I ever will. My pastoral ministry has always involved small, rural churches. Still, I’ll admit that, like megachurch pastors, I feel the internal pressure to … Continue reading

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Look Out For Those Unequal Yokes

Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what … Continue reading

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Worship Wars

Some years ago I met with the pulpit committee of a certain church about the possibility of me becoming that church’s next pastor. I don’t normally take Tonya along for such meetings, but this committee wanted to meet her as … Continue reading

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Church Attendance Through the Ages

I’m a pastor, and so the goal of writing a blog post that gives anybody an excuse to attend church less is pretty far down my “to do” list. With that said, however, I would like for us to have … Continue reading

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