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Worship by the Numbers

Many of you might not know this, but I am kind of a geek! I love obscure information, history, and even some sci-fi. But most of all I love learning and numbers. I love numbers so much that “back in the day” I was on the UIL mental math team for my school. (What a nerd, I know). So, if you are not into numbers, this post might be a bit dry for you, but I will do my best…

Worship Wars

We have no idea what the New Testament Christians sang in their scattered worship times as they hid out in homes or catacombs, but no doubt there was some disagreement on what songs to sing! The Gregorian Chant became a thing added to the Catholic mass back in the 9th and 10th centuries, and I’m pretty sure there were skeptics that sounded the alarms at this strange singing of the Latin texts when it was introduced. When someone decided that they were…

Some thoughts on General Conference

Dear Friends, You may have been seeing in the media this week about the United Methodist denomination and issues pertaining to LGBT issues. Allow me to summarize. This last weekend the General Conference of the UMC met in St. Louis. General Conference is the gathering of United Methodist delegates representing the entire denomination from across the world. They usually meet once every four years. This last week was a special called Conference to deal solely on this subject. More particularly,…

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Several weeks ago I sat in on worship with our Wednesday afternoon Treehouse Kids program. I sat with my son Josiah as Lisa walked around and asked the kids questions about the day’s lesson. “How old was Jesus when he died?” Lisa asked. One student immediately leaned in to Lisa’s microphone and answered, “33!” I saw the wheels in Josiah’s head turning and he yelled out excitedly, “My mom is 33!” The wheels kept turning. I knew what was coming…

Giving

Giving and financial stewardship are vital parts of the life of any disciple of Jesus Christ. Of course, the church needs the financial support of those who are part of its ministry, but that is not the primary reason we give. More important than the ministry program’s need for funds is the Christian’s need to give. We believe that everything we own belongs to God and that God calls us to give back to him a significant portion of what He has entrusted to us. We do this primarily through our giving to the church, and regular, systematic giving is important as we live out our faith. Tithing (giving 10% of our income) or proportional giving is the practice that best demonstrates this practice.