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COVID Has Removed Major Barriers to the House Church Movement

December 8th, 2020 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

When I would talk with people about the feasibility of house churches the response I would get is that they rarely get off the ground well. It can be hard to raise support for these movements. The resources are often kept very close to the traditional paradigm of the brick and mortar. There are a […]

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There is Glory in the Waiting – Why God Rarely Tells us the “When”

November 29th, 2020 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

As I was reflecting on the start of Advent and the anticipation of awaiting the coming Messiah it occurred to me that in both Jesus’ first coming and His second God gave the people the what (Messiah is coming) and the where (Bethlehem) but rarely the when. When the magi spoke with Herod that they […]

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Why I Left Legalism

November 23rd, 2020 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

The more I reflected on my spiritual journey the more I have realized that my legalism wasn’t rooted in the conservative nature of the churches I grew up in. I was more of a legalist than the preachers I grew up hearing. My legalism grew out of my own desire for assurance and certainty. This […]

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What if Knowledge Wasn’t Enough?

November 18th, 2020 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I love to study. Reading and retaining information is my sweet spot. I believe God wants us to be in His word. I believe He wants us to seek out the truth from what He has revealed to us. To what end? It cannot be truth for truth’s sake or knowledge for knowledge’s sake. Paul […]

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Our Problem Is Not How We Read the Bible…Our Problem is Something Deeper…Idolatry

November 17th, 2020 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

I love learning. It is one reason I spent so much time in school. Memorizing information and regurgitating it wasn’t hard for me. Analyzing information and synthesizing things into coherent wholes also came easy for me. My propensity is to lean into my intellect. This makes the Church of Christ a natural fit for me. […]

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Great News At Kingdom Living and Wineskins!

November 16th, 2020 · No Comments · Uncategorized

We have been working for some time on a hosting transition and I am excited to say it is now complete! This will make posting articles far easier to do than with our old host and I look forward to sharing more thoughts with you on this platform later this week and in a more […]

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My Last Day as the Preaching Minister At the Auburn Church of Christ

October 15th, 2020 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The last few months have been a whirlwind! There really isn’t anyway to overstate how true that is. So many changes, so many adjustments…too many to even begin to try to recount. It was 45 days ago today that we announced that I would be resigning as the preacher at the Auburn Church of Christ. […]

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God’s Timing, Our Faith

October 8th, 2020 · No Comments · Uncategorized

When I told my elders I wanted 90 days before my resignation was final they came back with 45. And it was all God. I wanted 90 because that would give me time to get my ducks in a row with applying for non-profit for our new church plant, Backyard Church. 45 wasn’t going to […]

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The Next Needed Shift on the Holy Spirit In Churches of Christ

October 6th, 2020 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

The way we talk about the Holy Spirit today is far different than I remember it being 20+ years ago. Now, we acknowledge that the Spirit is alive and well…working in our world and in our lives. I have been very happy to see that shift take place. But we are still holding back. The […]

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Lipscomb University Lanier Center for Archaeology Hosts Free Virtual Reception Oct. 6

October 1st, 2020 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Scott Sager & Scott Sager and Drew Bloodworth¬† Lipscomb University will celebrate the launch of its new Lanier Center for Archaeology at a special virtual reception on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. CDT. Attendance is free, but registration is required to obtain a link to join the reception. Register here. This summer the […]

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