Tag Archive | Evangelism

The Gift of Oddity

The Gift of Oddity

I invite you to open your heart and mind to what he has to say about our church (the Church of the Nazarene in particular), worship and the sacraments.

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Are You a Good Neighbor?

The gospel reading for this past Sunday [July 14, 2013] was Luke 10:25-37 where a lawyer inquires of Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life. Jesus answered him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your […]

3 Common Traits of Youth Who Don’t Leave the Church

3 Common Traits of Youth Who Don’t Leave the Church

We all know the statistics that caution us we need to win our children for Christ while they are still young since the odds against their making a decision for Christ grows as they get older.  We all know someone (probably many someones) who verify this statistic. Fortunately, most of us also know at least one […]

Attack on Christians in the Military Rises to Level of Pentagon

Attack on Christians in the Military Rises to Level of Pentagon

This is a must read if you care anything about our military . . . or the Christian Church . . . or our country! I was referred to this article at Breitbart.com about who the Pentagon is calling on for advice on religious tolerance.  This just shows how anti-Christian some of our leaders have […]

A Fresh Look at the Christianity of Johnny Cash

A Fresh Look at the Christianity of Johnny Cash

I think that I have always liked Johnny Cash’s music, maybe more since the time I was less than a stone’s throw away from him at a Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) convention which he was at because he was the official spokesperson for the Franklin Electronic Bible, or maybe it was the release of the videos […]

Top 10 Reasons Our Kids Leave Church

Most of us are concerned about our children.  We hope and pray as they grow up that they will stick with the faith we tried to instill in them as they grew up.  Much of this “education” we leave to the Church, however, which isn’t always successful in making our hopes and prayers come true […]

Helping the Gospel Appeal to Everyone:  Reflections on True Story by James Choung

Helping the Gospel Appeal to Everyone: Reflections on True Story by James Choung

  Some of the primary concerns of young people today are care for the environment, relief for oppressed peoples, and the healing of other “systems” in their world that have been “damaged by evil” and are in need of restoration.  Being concerned, they often jump into the task of attempting to heal those systems without […]

She may be in Hell because of me . . .

She may be in Hell because of me . . .

Whenever I think of her, I nearly always see her looking at me through the blazing flames of Hell.  She isn’t saying anything but in her eyes I see her question, “Why didn’t you tell me?” While I was attending Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs Colorado, I had the opportunity to work as a […]

Originally posted on Theology in Overalls:
Sam Shoemaker (1893-1963) served as a pastor in New York City and Pittsburgh. He was instrumental in establishing the spiritual foundation for Alcoholics Anonymous, particularly the need to turn to God as a way of coming out of alcoholism. Rev. Shoemaker, toward the end of his life, wrote “I…