Greek god temples

Paul, a Counter Cultural Icon

In our study of the New Testament, we often stress the Roman part of the culture in the first century, but that was mostly politics and military.  As you read past the first 4 books of the New Testament you realize that there was a strong Greek influence with language, religion and culture. The New… Read more »

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Your Big Mistake

2000 years ago Paul and Barnabas traveled around Asia minor planting churches, creating disciples, transforming a Greek god dominated religion to Christianity.  The trip originally included John Mark but when they went to Pamphylia, John Mark bailed.  We don’t really know why John Mark left the missionary work, but he did.  John Mark was a… Read more »

Abraham

Abraham, Excuses and the Moon god, Nanna

Over the past month or so I’ve been studying Abraham’s city of birth, Ur, through non-Christian sources.  I’d like to sum this up for emphasis sake, the city of Ur specifically worshiped the moon god Nanna.  He lived in a ziggurat and several buildings in that city were dedicated to him.  His crescent moon was… Read more »

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The Political World and the Religious

Over the years I’ve heard pastors talk about politics a lot.  Around the time of the election they will talk about making a “Christian” decision on the next candidate.  Then they will talk about one of the hot button issues and point to its right answer.  So they aren’t naming a candidate, usually, but they… Read more »

Olivia Mallory

Olivia’s Kid Nation Story

Tonight we drove an hour to hear Olivia read her book that she created for her Senior creative writing course.  On this night there were 15 soon to be graduates displaying their writing prowess to an easy crowd of 200 friends and families.  As I listened to the first 6 students, each had a unique… Read more »

CB

Homeless kids and Christmas

Each year Children’s Bureau helps thousands of kids in Indiana each year.  For 2014, 47,000 kids were helped in some way through foster care, adoption, counseling, treatment, homeless shelter, etc.  At Christmas time each year hundreds are kids are placed on an online Christmas tree.  A giving family will read a few notes about the… Read more »

Torte

Shoo Fly Review

Shoo fly is in the rapidly improving area at 22nd and Talbot.  If you haven’t driven in that area in a while, you’ll be shocked at the remodeled and new houses.  There is unbelievable growth and development just north of downtown Indianapolis and Shoo Fly is reaping the benefit. Shoo fly is airy with the… Read more »

chemo

What Cancer in a Friend Reveals

Today, I found out that a friend of mine had stage 3 neck cancer via Facebook.  He bravely announced the diagnosis and the treatment he would receive. “To all my friends, here’s what’s been going on with me. I have been diagnosed with stage 3 Squamous Cell Carcinoma neck cancer. I found out after a… Read more »

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The Mentoring of Scottie Pippen

As a long term Indiana Pacer fan, I’ve never been that fond of Pippen and Jordan.  For example, in the Bulls record breaking 95-96 season they only had 10 losses for the year and 2 were to the Pacers.  Only a serious Pacer fan would know that.  But there is something in that symbiotic relationship/mentoring… Read more »

IMG_2910

Me and Steven Jobs

The story of Steve Jobs, creator of too many things to list, childhood is interesting.  His birth parents gave him up for adoption because his mother’s parents didn’t approve of the relationship.  Steve’s birth father was Muslim and his birth mother was Catholic.  He was placed in the home of Paul and Clara Jobs. When… Read more »

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  • Greek god temples

    Paul, a Counter Cultural Icon

    In our study of the New Testament, we often stress the Roman part of the culture in the first century, but that was mostly politics and military.  As you read past the first 4 books of the New Testament you realize that there was a strong Greek influence with language, religion and culture. The New… Read more »

  • mistake

    Your Big Mistake

    2000 years ago Paul and Barnabas traveled around Asia minor planting churches, creating disciples, transforming a Greek god dominated religion to Christianity.  The trip originally included John Mark but when they went to Pamphylia, John Mark bailed.  We don’t really know why John Mark left the missionary work, but he did.  John Mark was a… Read more »

  • Abraham

    Abraham, Excuses and the Moon god, Nanna

    Over the past month or so I’ve been studying Abraham’s city of birth, Ur, through non-Christian sources.  I’d like to sum this up for emphasis sake, the city of Ur specifically worshiped the moon god Nanna.  He lived in a ziggurat and several buildings in that city were dedicated to him.  His crescent moon was… Read more »

  • democrat republican

    The Political World and the Religious

    Over the years I’ve heard pastors talk about politics a lot.  Around the time of the election they will talk about making a “Christian” decision on the next candidate.  Then they will talk about one of the hot button issues and point to its right answer.  So they aren’t naming a candidate, usually, but they… Read more »

  • Olivia Mallory

    Olivia’s Kid Nation Story

    Tonight we drove an hour to hear Olivia read her book that she created for her Senior creative writing course.  On this night there were 15 soon to be graduates displaying their writing prowess to an easy crowd of 200 friends and families.  As I listened to the first 6 students, each had a unique… Read more »

  • CB

    Homeless kids and Christmas

    Each year Children’s Bureau helps thousands of kids in Indiana each year.  For 2014, 47,000 kids were helped in some way through foster care, adoption, counseling, treatment, homeless shelter, etc.  At Christmas time each year hundreds are kids are placed on an online Christmas tree.  A giving family will read a few notes about the… Read more »

  • Torte

    Shoo Fly Review

    Shoo fly is in the rapidly improving area at 22nd and Talbot.  If you haven’t driven in that area in a while, you’ll be shocked at the remodeled and new houses.  There is unbelievable growth and development just north of downtown Indianapolis and Shoo Fly is reaping the benefit. Shoo fly is airy with the… Read more »

  • chemo

    What Cancer in a Friend Reveals

    Today, I found out that a friend of mine had stage 3 neck cancer via Facebook.  He bravely announced the diagnosis and the treatment he would receive. “To all my friends, here’s what’s been going on with me. I have been diagnosed with stage 3 Squamous Cell Carcinoma neck cancer. I found out after a… Read more »

  • jordan pippen2

    The Mentoring of Scottie Pippen

    As a long term Indiana Pacer fan, I’ve never been that fond of Pippen and Jordan.  For example, in the Bulls record breaking 95-96 season they only had 10 losses for the year and 2 were to the Pacers.  Only a serious Pacer fan would know that.  But there is something in that symbiotic relationship/mentoring… Read more »

  • IMG_2910

    Me and Steven Jobs

    The story of Steve Jobs, creator of too many things to list, childhood is interesting.  His birth parents gave him up for adoption because his mother’s parents didn’t approve of the relationship.  Steve’s birth father was Muslim and his birth mother was Catholic.  He was placed in the home of Paul and Clara Jobs. When… Read more »