but even if you don’t pt 1

but even if you don’t pt 1

In this 3 part series, I am going to talk about an element of following Jesus that, to at least some degree, is missing from modern Christianity. The component I am referring to is “cost.”  Although I have no plans to present a case for the concept of the cost of following Jesus, I do intend to introduce the idea through a biblical account.

After you read the series, you can study it out to your heart’s content.  These are my musings in blog format. This is not a well-researched book. My purpose here is to simply cause us, as modern church peeps, to think outside of the Christian lifestyle we have come to know, love, and embrace.

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The Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Supper is often viewed as a sacred-cocktail that must be taken with a certain degree of pureness and accuracy lest those parting find themselves sick or dead.   

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The Morning the Phone Rang

The Morning the Phone Rang

This is my memory of July 10, 2013, the day that the twin-grandchildren were born..

Complete with pics courtesy of From the Hip Atlanta

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My Green Dots

My Green Dots

What seems to trip me up on my way to fulfilling my calling? This message is about finding the things in us that are still undone.


Temptation exposes where we are on our way to becoming who we are.

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A Visitation of Glory

A Visitation of Glory

from the series:

“Glory to Glory”

After a review of the series, Doug presents the glory of Moses’s Tabernacle as a picture of Jesus “tenting” with us.

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Christ Alive in Me

Christ Alive in Me

In this teaching:

  1. Christ is revealed in me,
  2. He is alive in me, and
  3. He is being  formed in me
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FLA V. Zimmerman

FLA V. Zimmerman

Once again the body of Christ finds itself entangled  with the affairs of this world.  As a result, we are separated by a matter of no eternal consequence.  This post is not an expression of my opinion  Its purpose, rather, is to call upon the body of Christ to stop choosing sides in this case, to pray for unity within the church, and to get God’s opinion on the mater.

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Why a Worship Service

Why a Worship Service

Alan Knox has written a thought provoking post titled:
Why keep the worship service?

In it, Alan politely challenges the necessity of, what we commonly think of as, a church worship service. He made some observations and asks some questions that I too have pondered.  My comments follow later – and yes I mention Connections to both the good and the not-so good.

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Have They No Prisons?

Have They No Prisons?

It’s always some else’s responsibility to care for those in need – right? The Salvation Army and other such organizations are in place to see that “those people” are cared for. There is government help in the form of welfare, food stamps, housing, and even cell phones. What can I possibly do to add to that? Let the church do it.

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I Know What Love is

I Know What Love is

This is a rerun from about a year ago…and yes its yet another rip-off from hollywood.
Its also is the topic at Connections for both Sunday and Wednesday of next week (at the time of its publishing). Finally, this post is a prequel to another writing on communication titled “I.O.U.Communication.”

Here’s the post

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