What Keeps Me Busy?

What Keeps Me Busy?

I have unsaved friends and acquaintances all over the place. I work with them, do business with them, help them when they need it. They almost all still just know me as “Pastor Tom” no matter what my relation is to them. These are people that I have witnessed to more than once, and that I continue to try to influence for Christ. I’ve prayed with them, comforted them, served them, taught them, and more.

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Can God Use Men Who Are Not Natural Leaders?

Can God Use Men Who Are Not Natural Leaders?

We tend to think of born leaders as just aggressive, overzealous, and ambitious people, always whipping out their sword at the wrong time (John 18:10) or taking matters into their own hands (Luke 9:49, 54; Mark 3:17), but…

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Four-ish Steps To Wildly Popular Christian Content Online (WARNING: SATIRE)

Four-ish Steps To Wildly Popular Christian Content Online (WARNING: SATIRE)

The best part? No one will ever notice that you're pandering because you didn't actually use words. Well, it's not actual pandering anyway. It's just catering to the lowest common denominator. Totally different thing. 

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Preaching Is Pure Restraint... Of Myself

Preaching Is Pure Restraint... Of Myself

So, how much do I "nail" things from the pulpit? Well, I'm afraid that "nailing" things is based on the presumptions that people don't get it, the Holy Spirit is incapable of telling them, and they can't come to the right conclusion without me telling them exactly what they need to do practically. Those seem like arrogant and uninformed presumptions. Some men just get enjoyment from straightening other people out.

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Book Review: The Unsaved Christian By Dean Inserra

Book Review: The Unsaved Christian By Dean Inserra

The Country Club Christian is consumeristic about church, fickle, and non-committal, and always has “one foot out the door”. This type sees church involvement as a one-way commitment. As long as the church is doing what they want they stay. They’re also selectively generous, giving to only certain missions needs but never actually evangelizing themselves. They also lack spiritual self-awareness. This means that they think they’re spiritual yet they do not grow and become more like Jesus at all.

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An Update On My Digital Minimalism

An Update On My Digital Minimalism

With Social Media, there was always the sense that things are happening….elsewhere. The FOMO factor (fear of missing out) is subtle but real. There is also always the sense that your peers are more successful than you are because many people who post about their ministry on Social Media seem to exaggerate, stage, varnish, and shade things in such a way as to make it appear that they are more successful than they are, and more often.

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Weed-Worshipping Minister Of Alien-god Offspring

Weed-Worshipping Minister Of Alien-god Offspring

That process of ordination was precious to me. It’s kind of like my credential since I don’t have the Bible College diploma on the wall, which is arguably not as important. It was not without great effort and it means a lot to me that those preachers as well as all the people of my sending church decided, “We can get behind this guy”. The approval and moral support of all of them means the world to me because I respect each of them highly. It would crush my spirit to not have them behind me.

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Book Review: The Logic Of God By Ravi Zacharias

Book Review: The Logic Of God By Ravi Zacharias

So you can see that because Mr. Zacharias often quotes Lewis, it’s hard to tell sometimes if he believes salvation is a moment or simply a process that begins at a moment. That’s what I mean. It’s vague! So, despite Zacharias having such great logical and biblical arguments for so many things, I’m always left wanting in his explanations of how salvation of a soul actually happens.

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How to Fish For Scup (Porgy's) - Skill Collecting

How to Fish For Scup (Porgy's) - Skill Collecting

What makes fishing for scup so much fun is that they are a “high percentage” catch. Just a few simple things and you’ll catch a Scup, likely a bunch of them. That makes it especially great for kids. These fish put up a pretty good fight for their size too.

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Don’t Speak Like The Foreman if You’re Only A Laborer (Working for the Lord of Harvest)

Don’t Speak Like The Foreman if You’re Only A Laborer (Working for the Lord of Harvest)

My point is, had we based our calling on the usually accepted conception of “need”. We might not have come. We based our mission on the call of God, not on statistics or demographics. I don’t think people have the right to say where the needs are or are not. Only God does, because He knows things we don’t. As Lord of the harvest, He moves laborers as He sees fit. Don’t speak like the Foreman of the job-site if you’re only a laborer.

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