Against the Grain of Legalism

Hey…you know what?  15 years ago today, we had our very first Sunday meeting under the moniker of Eastgate Christian Fellowship.  A handful of broken misfits sitting around in a converted dress shop in the Promenade Mall, which has grown into a larger gathering of broken misfits sitting around in a converted gym.  I canContinue reading “Against the Grain of Legalism”

Temptation: Settling for Less

Hey, hey!  I’m finally back to somewhat normal patterns, which leads me back to Wonderwhat!   I’ll do my best to keep updating with thoughts about our upcoming studies, but I will warn you that for the next month or so, I’ve got a lot on my plate.  For the last year, Ken Raney ofContinue reading “Temptation: Settling for Less”

What Not to Wear

Whooops.  I was so sick this week, this thing slipped right past me.  I’m feeling better now…so let’s think about our text for this Sunday…shall we? This week we’ll be starting chapter 3 of Colossians, and reading the first 11 verses.  (Message version) In the last chapter, Paul talked about taking care not to letContinue reading “What Not to Wear”

Avoiding Extremes (part one)

One of the things that I think is fascinating about the New Testament is the ease in which it deals with antinomies.  On one hand, we are encouraged to sell out completely when it comes to our allegiance and love for Christ; and on the other hand we are cautioned about become extremists in theContinue reading “Avoiding Extremes (part one)”

The Great Convergence

First, before we talk about the passage we’ll be looking at this Sunday, I need to offer an apology.  I was confronted about the Jib Jab video I showed at the beginning of my teaching, and was advised that it really wasn’t appropriate for public viewing.  For at least one person, and maybe more, the subjectContinue reading “The Great Convergence”

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

This Sunday we’ll keep looking at Paul’s introductory remarks to the church in Colosse.  We’ll read vs 9-14 in chapter one.  In this section, Paul moves from complimenting the stuff he knows about the Christians in Colosse, to the stuff he’s hoping for concerning them. The whole movement of this section is about change.  V12-14giveContinue reading “Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes”

Emergency In Haiti

Hey all…we just received this update from Patrick and Barb Lataillade in Haiti.  Please be praying for them during this crisis…and allow your heart to be open to responding to their plea for support.  OPERATION NEHEMIAH Gustav Disaster I, Barb, feel like Nehemiah when he heard of the destruction of Jerusalem, and he was inContinue reading “Emergency In Haiti”

Our Need, His Character

For reasons I’ll explain later, I’m not going to begin a study on another full book just yet.  Instead, this Sunday, we’re going to begin a short study on what, for me, has become a focal point chapter in the book of Psalms. Psalm 103 will be our subject for the next few weeks.  ReadContinue reading “Our Need, His Character”

The Deeper Magic – Mark 16:9-20

Sorry for the delay in posting this week…I have no valid reasons, only excuses. So, we’re going to finish our study in the gospel of Mark this Sunday.  It’s always sort of bittersweet to me to finish up a book.  Its a great feeling of accomplishment, but also a sadness to leave such familiar territory. We’reContinue reading “The Deeper Magic – Mark 16:9-20”

“Holy Rolling Stone!”

Roughly three and a half years ago I had surgery done on my left knee.  It was a little more complicated than it was originally thought to be, and suddenly, without warning, I found myself with a bum knee.  For two years I suffered with daily pain, and an atrophied quad muscle which, I foundContinue reading ““Holy Rolling Stone!””