Monthly Archives: March 2011

Godfather: Tribute to Uncle Den

About an hour ago my godfather left earth.  He is in the presence of his Lord, who he served faithfully for many years.  My godfather was my Uncle Den.  My mother and father chose them to raise me if anything … Continue reading

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Passover Seder

I have decided to do a Passover Seder at my house this year.  We will be doing it on Palm Sunday, the week before Easter.  I thought that I had to bight the bullet and just do one.  As an … Continue reading

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Application of Acts to Church Organization

In the next section of Alan Hirsch’s book The Forgotten Ways he explains what he terms organic systems.  He starts by showing that Jesus talked in mostly organic terms about organisation using imagery of fields or vines.  He insists that … Continue reading

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Application of Acts to Church Leadership

In his book Forgotten Ways, Alan Hirsch advocates the setting up of an Apostolic Environment.  To create this environment requires leaders with vision.  They must be led by the Holy Spirit to want to break new ground in the local … Continue reading

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The Problem With Change

Going from reading passages of the Bible to reading a book that applies that book has been problematic.  I was in a system and that system needed to change to make me see more of the relevance. The problem with … Continue reading

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Applying the Book of Acts Today

As a follow up to reading the entire book of Acts, I read the book Transformational Church http://www.transformationalchurch.com/ .  In this book, the authors lay out an assessment that they did of North American churches to find out what the … Continue reading

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Worldview Evangelism

Ajith Fernando concludes his commentary on Acts by reminding us how Paul contextualized his message and taught with worldview in mind: “If we are truly to identify with those whom we are trying to reach, we must open our lives … Continue reading

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