Category Archives: Meanderings

church happens

Jesus did not say go make churches. He said go make disciples. If you are not making disciples, are your failing your Christ? Church is natural when disciples are made. It’s not a place – it’s body. Bodies don’t get made – they are crafted, built, nurtured, fed, and grown. If you think people get saved in church, you’re… Read More »

What’s your Weltanschauung?

There is probably no more fundamental aspect of a person’s life, outlook, and opinion base than his weltanschauung – his worldview. For the Christian, it is vital that your worldview be based on – indeed spring from – the Bible. If your view of the world – your opinion-former, your interpretive framework for reality –… Read More »

church planting

Jesus called us to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” [Mark 6:15] and to “make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you” [Matthew 28:19-20a]. The first church in Jerusalem grew huge… Read More »

why are Bibles so expensive?

I understand that printing a physical book entails some cost, but what makes Bibles so darn expensive? As an example, Lifeway has a KJV Study Bible that costs $99.99! Seriously? The book is hundreds of years past copyright – why is it [nearly] one hundred dollars? It CAN’T cost that much to print it – so… Read More »

biased teaching

Sadly too often preachers and teachers give lopsided presentations of their subject matter to align with personal, political, or perhaps unknown biases. This occurred recently at the church my wife and I are members of in an evening topic related to alcohol. For some reason, this (along with music styles) seems to be the biggest dividing point… Read More »