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IDOLS 4.0

IDOLS 4.0

THE TRUTH IS: Yesterday, we closed out the "IDOLS" collection of talks. Many of us took some big steps forward in refocusing our worship off of ourselves and our preferred idols and onto Jesus instead. We recognized that much of our idol worship has to do with a lack...

IDOLS 3.0

IDOLS 3.0

WITHOUT PREJUDICE: Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing, [out beyond shame and fear] there is a field. I'll meet you there. Rumi For far too much of her history the church has allowed a prejudicial culture to take root and cause harm. I believe God’s...

IDOLS 2.0

IDOLS 2.0

Kingdom Allegiance: To what and to whom do we pledge allegiance? It is imperative that we give consideration to this question. What is our obligation to an earthly kingdom? You’ve heard the oft-repeated assessment of a certain ilk of Christianity who are “too heavenly...

IDOLS

IDOLS

Hey RESTōR fam! I'm urging you to consider what the surface idols are in your life and then dig in and identify the deep or root idols that drive the unbelief (that results in the surface sins of your life). If you want the entire talk...listen or watch "IDOLS"  wk 1....

PSA

PSA

PSA...public service announcement or prostate-specific antigen? Yes, it is the latter. Previous blog posts have described the journey the queen and I have been on since my prostate cancer diagnosis in January. She has also done some terrific writing on the subject on...

Counting Down

Counting Down

Kings and Queens. They rise and fall. But the enduring relationships of our lives are filled with royals who trudge through all the dark and treacherous places with us. My queen is a royal of royals navigating life with me for over 30 years and this week we begin...

My Health Update

My Health Update

In late November of 2020 I had my annual physical, complete with blood test and prostate exam. Guys, if you've never had a prostate exam, you really ought to experience it. This clip from the movie Fletch is pretty accurate and puts a little humor into the unenviable...

Taking Our Clothes Off

Taking Our Clothes Off

image by: 1924us Revelation 10:9 So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, “Take it and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey. 10 I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand...

Baptism and Rules and Regulations

Baptism and Rules and Regulations

Several weeks ago we celebrated baptisms at RESTōR and it reminded me how we humans are inclined toward measurable outcomes, rule-keeping and man-following. Unfortunately, this seems especially true when man-made rules and religious traditions have been part of our...

Judge and Jury

Judge and Jury

August 18, 2019 Series: Sermon on the Mount Talk #11 Judge and Jury (Matt 7:1-6) The counter-culture lifestyle of a follower of Jesus is not individualistic. It is in relationship, in community, with accountability and, God knows, we all need some help along these...

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