Roseto, Pennsylvania is the type of classic small town that moviemakers look for as a setting for scenes of quintessential Americana. Its population has fluctuated by only a couple hundred people over the last century. From all appearances, things have frozen in time.
Bat utility belt? Check! Cape? Check! Gray tights and bat mask? Double check! I was close to eight when my parents got me the full batman costume. It was not like today’s flimsy outfits whose inferior quality regularly reminds you that you are anything but transcendent. No, this was circa 1970s American made livery. It […]
A few weeks ago I was sitting with a friend and asked him what his hopes and dreams were for his spiritual life. He said, with the utmost authenticity, “I just want to be awesome!” It got me thinking about what it means to be awesome. Thus, I’ll be exploring how to be awesome for […]
There are two ways to dispose of a bomb. You can detonate it and check for damages after the charge goes off. Or, you can patiently dismantle it with zero body count. In twenty plus years of pastoral leadership, I have learned a couple of things. Organizational culture change is a minefield. Read on at christianitytoday.com
Perhaps you know by now that Christians are posting this # to express our faith as well as honor the modern day martyrs killed in many of the recent shootings and terrorist acts. Here it is if you want to change your profile pic. LEFT CLICK TO SAVE THE IMAGE.
We look at the first church in Acts and see power-filled ministry. We want that in our spiritual communities But are we willing to pay the cost of unity? Yes, unity has a cost. It is called self! See how they did it and how to transform the spiritual communities we dwell in. […]
Evangelicals have a conundrum on their hands. The very title suggest that they have a public faith, but few people feel equipped our empowered to make Jesus real to others in common everyday places they live. Pastor Adam Stadtmiller again breaks down the baptism of the Holy Spirit and it fundamental purpose. Evangelism.
What does it mean to be Baptized in the Holy Spirit? We often look to the first church in Acts to find out that answer, but what if we are looking in the wrong place? Perhaps viewing the Baptism of the Holy Spirit in Jesus life is where we should begin? Click to listen now… […]
What does it mean to be Baptized in the Holy Spirit? We often look to the first church in Acts to find out that answer, but what if we are looking in the wrong place? Perhaps viewing the Baptism of the Holy Spirit in Jesus life is where we should begin? Part 1 http://ljcfpodcasts.podomatic.com/entry/2015-09-02T09_15_42-07_00