One Ministry – A Family of Programs
Recently, I shared some ideas on how to improve your church’s word of mouth marketing. Another way you could look at that is the idea of creating brand advocates. These are people who are so passionate about what you’re doing that they go out and promote your organization on their own. It’s a...Read More at ChurchJuice.reframemedia.com
A couple years ago I explained why I don't join in the practice of giving up something for Lent. Basically, I find the most common sacrifices (chocolate, TV) relatively trivial. Also, I'm not in favor of a monotonously gloomy Lent followed by an abbreviated bunny-and-ham-filled Easter (which is supposed to be a whole 40 days of its own, remember). And for me at least, the habit could actually...Read More at Think Christian
During this season of Lent we want to follow Jesus on the road to Jerusalem, his journey to the cross, as that journey is described in the gospel according to Luke. Today we look at a number of would-be disciples, followers of Jesus, who for one reason or another wouldn't, or couldn't, pay what...Read More at GroundWork
These words of Jesus largely go unheeded today. We choose war over peace, intimidation over cooperation, propaganda over mutual understanding.
Judas and the armed crowd ap-proached Jesus with weapons and a deceptive greeting. When they seized Jesus to arrest him, Jesus’ disciples reacted with reciprocal violence.
In pressure situations we are tempted to use weapons of this world. We grab the dagger of forceful words and chop people to pieces. We insist on revenge. We are ready to strike if we don’t get our way. We take people to court....Read More at This is Today
If the notion of being single once again fills you with dread, you have probably lived the old cliché: Life is what happens when you’re making other plans. At some point, you found somebody to love only to have something happen that turned life upside down and inside out.
I write to this topic due to personal life experience. Happily married to my high school sweetheart, the last thing I...Read More at Family Fire