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  • AND: The Gathered and Scattered Church
    A review of AND: The Gathered and Scattered Church
    AND: The Gathered and Scattered Church is a great follow up to Tangible Kingdom.In their book AND: The Gathered and Scattered Church, Hugh Halter and Matt Smay address the balance that every church must strike between gathering together and...
  • Moorpark Street closed this weekend for church festival
    Moorpark Street closed this weekend for church festival
    The onlyMelkite Catholic Church in Los Angeles serving one of the oldest known religions is having their annual festival this weekend in Studio City, Calif. For the first time, the major thoroughfare of Moorpark Street will be closed most of the...
  • Pastor jailed for having a noisy church
    Pastor jailed after neighbors complained that he has a noisy church
    According to USA Todayon Sept. 12, Johnnie Clark, the pastor of a Columbia, South Carolina church has been sentenced to two weeks in jail after his church was considered to be too noisy. A judge found the pastor guilty after a three-day trial for...
  • A Host of Believers Who Meet in a Park
    A Church Hosted in of all Places - A Park
    The Street Church is anything, but your stereotypical church. It is a church without any doors or windows. It is located in the middle of a park in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado.I have been writing about churches, pastors and highlighting...
  • Church with a Cross
    Church, Stewardship, and Insurance
    This week strategy struck when an object fell off a historic church in the south loop of Chicago killing a young mother of two. Since I work in the south loop this hit very close to home, as many of us either have driven or walked past that very...
  • Woman killed by gargoyle as she walks past a church
    Woman killed by gargoyle: Old gargoyle ends life of woman in freak accident
    A woman was killed by a gargoyle after the statue depicting the ancient beast fell apart while she was walking under it. The 34-year-old woman was walking outside a Chicago church when the masonry decor crumbled and fell in this freak accident,...
  • Dream: Get what you want in 2014
    Dream: Get what you want in 2014
    Get what you want in 2014!In 2014 you can: lose weight, lower your blood pressure, find a soul mate, get engaged, get married,have a baby, find a job, get promoted, meet new friends, buy a new car, change your attitude, get organized, buy a house,...
  • Thought for the day; Volunteer
    Thought for the day; Volunteer
    College graduate's number one complaint is being turned down for a job because their experience working is next to none. It doesn't have to be, because though, you may not have had that seasonal retail job, babysitting or even dog sitting,...
  • Alone_Underground
    Letting weakness assist our manliness
    Our congregation had a potluck after services this past Sunday. Afterwards I walked out to the sanctuary and Paul was sitting alone in his pew.Paul is quite a character. An imposing man in his late seventies, Paul’s booming voice and...
  • Shining Church
    Identity Crisis in the Church
    There’s a song about Memphis that Todd Agnew wrote that seems to highlight the need for authenticity in the church. The reality is that the church is in crisis. Instead of being the peace makers and shaping the culture like it should, the...
  • Pope Francis
    Pope Francis says he will die in 2 or 3 years, considering retirement
    Pope Francis spoke with reporters on Monday as he was in flight from Seoul, Korea to the Vatican. During the interview, the 77-year-old pontiff was reportedly in very good spirits during his session in which he answered questions from reporters....
  • Seven churches in book of Revelation
    Churches in the book of Revelation were the same as churches today
    The seven churches of Asia Minor found in the book of Revelation were not different from our churches today. They were random samples of churches that still exist all over the world. None of the churches were perfect, and none of our churches are...
  • Funeral canceled: Church cancels funeral for gay man's hubby, during wake!
    Funeral canceled: Church cancels funeral for gay man's hubby, during wake!
    A Baptist church’s decision to cancel a funeral for a homosexual is coming under strong scrutiny this week. The New Hope Missionary Baptist congregation in Tampa, Florida was set to hold services for 42-year-old Julion Evans, even hosting a...
  • Funeral canceled: Church cancels 'blasphemous' funeral for its gay parishioner
    Funeral canceled: Church cancels 'blasphemous' funeral for its gay parishioner
    A Baptist church in Florida, after learning that one its longtime members was a homosexual, canceled plans to host the man’s funeral, calling any such service “blasphemous.”The New Hope Missionary Baptist congregation in Tampa,...
  • Bible Readings 8.07.14
    Daily Thought and Prayer For 8.07.14 From The Universal Life Church
    Daily Thought & Daily Bible Readings Courtesyof the Universal Life Church World HeadquartersLove consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other. —Rainer Maria RilkeFor a relationship to be healthy and...