Quoted: James K. A. Smith on Limiting God

I think most Reformed folk have learned habits of worship that effectively constrain the sovereignty of God by adopting highly defined and narrow expectations of the Spirit’s operations. I long for a kind of “Pentecostalized” Reformed spirituality that expects the sovereign Lord to show up in ways that might surprise us.” James K. A. Smith… Continue reading Quoted: James K. A. Smith on Limiting God

Reasons To Go To Church

A Parade Magazine article this past Sunday(12.21.2008) dealt with Spirituality and Health. There were interesting observations made in the article. Here they are: 1. People who attend religious services tend to be healthier than those who do not. 2. Weekly churchgoers have a lower risk of death than those who never set foot inside a… Continue reading Reasons To Go To Church

The Five Top Reasons Churches Don’t Grow

Bill Tenny Brittian writes: “When I get called in as a consultant to work with stuck, plateaued, or declining churches I have a couple of things I look for right off the bat. In the vast majority of the cases I discover that their inability to grow, let alone sustain, their membership is caused by… Continue reading The Five Top Reasons Churches Don’t Grow

Worship, Music, Instruments & Dance

Elysa Cunningham Opening Worship in our time has been captured by the tourist mind set.   Worship is understood as a visit to an attractive site to be made when we have adequate leisure.   Form some it’s a weekly trip to church.   For others, an occasional visit to special services.   Some, with… Continue reading Worship, Music, Instruments & Dance

Church Offers ‘Express Worship’ Service

Church Offers ‘Express Worship’ Service for People Too Busy for God Fast faith initiative draws newcomers but offends other pastors by Andy Butcher A Florida church has come up with a novel way of reaching out to those who have no time for God–an express worship service. Family Bible Church in Eustis guarantees its 9… Continue reading Church Offers ‘Express Worship’ Service