Posts Tagged ‘Poll’

2362272020029688058AtcyJq_thOK, I have debated about posting this as a blog topic, but since I cannot seem to figure it out on my own, I’m going to ask for your help. It is commonly recognized that there are 5 main functions of the church. For the purpose of this particular post I’m going to add preaching as a separate function, instead of lumping it in with something else. These are 1) Worship 2)Discipleship 3)Evangelism 4)Fellowship 5)Ministry 6)Preaching.

The reason I’m wanting to do this is because I have many friends that at one time or another were faithful in attending church, but for whatever reason they’re not right now……… O.k. here comes the controversy: The main reason, when ask why, is because of something that happened in their previous church experience (almost 100%) I know that sounds like a weak excuse, but there has to be something to this and whether or not it’s a legitimate excuse, it is a problem………I have heard the arguments on this from both sides (Pastor’s and people affected) and I realize the answer is somewhere in the middle. (Not to mention that our local Pastor’s have discussed the fact that most of the time when they get new members, it’s people who have left another local church and just moved they’re membership.)

Personal confession: My family and I have been members of 3 local churches. Our experiences are not unique to others. We have fallen into certain traps as well, so as I write this I’m doing so with some personal experience. And I will say that we have yet to find, and I doubt there is one out there,that is perfect in all the functions mentioned.

So having said that, what I’m going to need from you, is participation in the poll question and honest comments. I want to know, when looking for a church what is the MOST IMPORTANT function for you and your family. After you vote please leave a comment on why that is and maybe even list in order of importance the rest. I would also love to hear some personal testimonies on some good or bad experiences you have had.

Some side notes:

1)I am very happy at my current church home

2)I do not want to start a war here so feel free to comment anonymously

3)Pastor’s comments are welcome and needed (although I doubt any will read this)

4)To keep it simple “worship” in this poll will reflect the music aspect only

Thank you in advance,

   Bill

New Blog Name

Posted: April 29, 2009 in General Discussion, Poll
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Well, what do you think?

That was the question debated last night on ABC’s Nightline. While the topic is very “provocative” , I don’t think the T.V. show did anything to help answer the question. If  a person was watching and really wanted to know the answer, I’m sure they are more confused now. Here is a link to the on-line version, which is a little more in-depth. I was really disappointed, (but not shocked), that on T.V. they allowed Bishop Pearson to inject his opinion on why the Bible is not the inspired Word of God, but they edited Pastor Mark Driscoll’s response. Another thought I had was, I wish that Dr. James White would’ve been ask to participate in this debate. I’m sure he does too.Anyway I’d like to hear your opinions on how you thought the “debate” went. What,if anything, was good about and what was bad…………….

 

BCS Match-ups……….

Posted: December 8, 2008 in Poll, Sports
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I don’t have a dog in the fight, so I guess the Florida/Oklahoma match-up is the one I’d like to see the most. GO SOONERS!

I’ve also started a  College Bowl Pick’em League over at Yahoo Sports. Feel free to join and play.

League Name:Bluebonnet Bowl

League ID: 24177

Password: predfan6