Archive for October 2020

Why am I raking leaves?

Why am I blowing, raking, and burning leaves?  Why not just let nature takes its course? Well, I want the lawn around my cabin to weather the winter and flourish in the spring. But that answer simply prompts another question: Why did I spend so much time taking care of my lawn…thatching, aerating, fertilizing (not once…

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Why Small Churches Make Better Disciples Than Large Churches

In his 1905 essay on the family G.K. Chesterton writes, “The man who lives in a small community lives in a much larger world. He knows much more of the fierce varieties and uncompromising divergences of men. The reason is obvious. In a large community we have the freedom to choose our companions. In a…

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Lead Pastor Opportunity with Ebenezer Reformed Church (Morrison, IL)

Ebenezer Reformed Church (Morrison, IL) has begun a search for its next Lead Pastor. This numerically and financially stable congregation is known as a dedicated, caring, loving, and generous congregation. More importantly, Ebenezer has been serving its community for 100 years and looks forward to a future that includes both numerical and spiritual growth. The…

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Lead Pastor Opportunity (South Holland, IL)

Thorn Creek Reformed Church (South Holland, IL) has begun a search for a pastor to lead it into a new chapter of ministry during which the congregation seeks to be a community where faith and life meet by making disciples who follow Jesus together. The ideal candidate for this opportunity will be an experienced pastor…

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The Unintended Message of Live-Streamed Sermons

Have you heard the phrase, “The Medium is the Message”? It was once penned by a ground-breaking Canadian philosopher named Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980). He taught that a communication medium, like live-streaming, is so powerful that it actually shapes the message being communicated. The medium embeds itself in the message and influences how the message is…

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