Thursday, February 07, 2008

Rules of the Bus

Tonight I had an interesting conversation with a couple of friends about church bus "ministry."

After a great discussion I was sitting down and I wondered, if the two major churches in our fair city are so busy converting the lost on their bus routes, and they have a significant number of people saved every week.... we should be in a lot better place by now!

Instead our city and county have a higher crime rate than CHICAGO!

You would think with all the effort that the last generation of folks on the bus ministry we would have reached a critical mass for open public revival at least.

Anyhow, just thinking out loud.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Doctrine Quote

Kelly found the most successful churches were unapologetic about doctrine. Rainer found that formerly unchurched actually indicated greater interest in doctrine than those who had been in the church a long time. And he found that churches that stressed "doctrinal certitude" hold onto these converts and are more successful in teaching the new people how to evangelize.

Why Conservative Churches are Growing

Dean Kelly - (NY: Harper & Row, 1972).

A Top 10 - Starwars

I couldn't resist, this one just had to be posted.

Music Praise & Worship

Well I love music. As a matter of fact I love ALL kinds of music. As a youth and much to my mother's dismay I was growing more and more into the "music of the world." I only knew church/christian music as Hymnal, Steve Green and Sandi Patty. The other artist in my life consisted of John Denver, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkle and MAYBE a little Peter, Paul and Mary.

Then I found Glad. Glad Accapella project to be exact, It was church music but still it had a great style and a good sound. What changed was when I started to get into their old stuff. I learned that Christian music was anything that was made to worship God and it didin't matter about the style of music.

I tell you that to give you the background on this little tale... We are starting a "youthgroup" in our church and for the most part I knew all the musical groups they listened to. Being in youth work in Wyoming we had some kids that listened to everything from typical CCM and Christian rock to full out Christian heavy metal but for the most part it was ALWAYS country. Honestly I enjoy it all so I just listened and said that it was great to have someone praise the Lord for the gifts in their lives.

One of the girls (hi) in our youth at church and I have many of the same artist on our MP3 players. There is one group her parents were waiting to see if she would tell me about. She did. A music band called Demon Hunters. I love music, I even like some of the heavier side of things while I am, programming or working late at night. I visited their website and although it is very different to the music I listen to normally, it is great to see people praising the Lord in their music.

Give them a listen :) Who knows maybe it will grow on you!

Sunday, February 03, 2008


Yeah.... I know. I don't care about football THIS much. BUT the commercial was the winner for my little knight in training.

This one was my personal favorite.