Pastor's Log

Thoughts and musings about following Jesus with the occasional Star Trek reference.
The Myth Of Discipleship

The Myth Of Discipleship

We’ve been lied to. We’ve been told discipleship is a thing. That it exists. Look it up in the dictionary. The only thing defined is a disciple. disciple | noun dis· ci· ple | di-ˈsī-pəl 1. one who accepts and assists in spreading the doctrines of another In the...

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Offense or Offended?

Offense or Offended?

Disciples. They were arrested. Beaten. Denied free speech. And they rejoiced that God had counted them worthy to suffer disgrace for the name of Jesus. And they kept preaching Jesus. They didn’t rise up against their adversaries. Where is that church today? The First...

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Back To Church?

Back To Church?

Back To Church? A few months ago that phrase wouldn’t cause you to think about churches opening their doors again. After weeks of no in person gatherings churches are slowly opening. But is that really going back to church? This post isn’t about Covid-19 or social...

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Our Words Matter

Our Words Matter

I’m not a politician. My goal and ambition is to be a die hard disciple of Jesus. Period. Every bit of chaos in the world right now is nothing new. It has a single root - sin. The first murder in scripture is when Cain’s anger got the best of him and he killed his...

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Unintentional Racism

Unintentional Racism

I’m white. Very. I call it major Caucasian. Can’t change it much. I burn in the sun pretty quick. I thought that I knew how white I am. I don’t. Every time a new video or story of racially based brutality hits, it hits me. I feel awful. How can this still be? It hurts...

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Jesus Wept

Jesus Wept

Jesus wept. John 11:35 (NKJV) Sometimes the hurting don’t need advice. Sometimes they don’t need a pep talk even when you know resurrection is the answer. Jesus had the answer. He knew their pain was temporary but he paused, and wept. Although the writer doesn’t tell...

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Six Things THE Church Can Still Do!

Six Things THE Church Can Still Do!

I hate not being able to “have” church. I miss people and being able to worship together. However, seeing the response to social distancing mandates from the “Church” it would seem that Jesus commanded us to “Go into all the world and gather in buildings once or twice...

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This Is No Time For Fear

This Is No Time For Fear

2 Timothy 1:7 (HCSB) For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment. First of all, don’t panic! This pandemic hasn’t somehow caught God off guard. We shouldn’t be living in a spirit of fear but in power, love and sound...

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One Simple Focus

One Simple Focus

I’ve been kind of quiet for the past few weeks. Although my intent was for this blog to be a weekly thing, it’s not something I want to force. This year has been about eliminating distractions and finding focus. I wrote about that here. It’s amazing how just limiting...

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5 Keys to Overcoming Guilt

5 Keys to Overcoming Guilt

Guilt! You can see it in the eyes of a toddler when they get caught in the cookie jar. But sometimes what you can’t see is even more real. Hidden guilt is diabolical. Guilt is a natural consequence of sin. You mess up, you feel bad about it. It would seem guilt should...

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