November 27, 2007

If you know what someone needs, it does not mean that you love them. But if you love someone, then you know what they need.

November 13, 2007

So a pirate walks into a bar, sits down and orders a drink. The bartender can't help but notice that the pirate has a rather large steering wheel from a ship in his pants. Curious, he gives the pirate his drink and says "Do you know you have a steering wheel down your pants. The Pirate looks at the bartender and replies "Arrg me know, it drives me nuts!"

and speaking of driving me nuts, lets talk about church signs...potentially the best way ever discovered to share the story of God and his love and grace with people, even better than just having relationships with people.
Some of my favorites include:

Wal-Mart isn't the only saving place!

God's web pages is never down when accessed by prayer

Jesus has myspace reserved in heaven

Our church is heir conditioned--it's cool to be a child of God

You can't be a good egg forever--you must hatch or go bad.

Snowmen fall from heaven unassembled.

Okay, you have to be kidding me. These are short, catchy, and really cheesy. Are people turning in droves to visit the church that is clever enough to make faith seem cute. I actually found a book, titled '701 Sentence Sermons: Attention Getting Quotes for Church Signs......VOLUME 3' Why was this successful enough to make at least three volumes? And even more sadly is this is just brushing the surfuce of misdirected efforts.

November 8, 2007

What Is This Time For?

It is amazing how much my perspective has changed when instead of asking "What time is it?", I now am asking "What is this time for?"

--thought from 'The Rest of God' by Mark Buchanan

November 6, 2007

God didn't send us a doctrine to learn, or a religion to live, or a philosophy to debate...He sent us a brother to love, a madman to trust, a servant to serve and a mystery to embrace.