On the Journey

  • August 14, 2018

     Terrific!  Awesome!  Amazing!  What a week in the life of Journey!  Our church family generously gave thousands of dollars worth of school supplies to students in need and gave continental breakfasts to over 250 teachers and staff at Cloverdale Elementary and Read Mountain Middle and Northside High Schools...

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  • August 6, 2018

    Hello, Journey Church!  I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to be your new co-pastor.  My wife, Shannon, and I started conversations with the Management Team and Overseers in the spring months, and we have felt God's leading strongly to move to Virginia and serve with you.

     

    Here is a brief snapshot of my family and me...

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  • July 30, 2018

    Empty promises.  How many times do we make them?  We say we’re going to follow through on something, but we don’t.  We say we’re committed, but we aren’t.  We say we’re going to stop, but we don’t.

     

    Jesus says:  “And don’t say anything you don’t mean.  This counsel is embedded deep in our traditions.  You only make things worse when you ..."

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  • July 23, 2018

    Numbers.  Numbers.  Numbers.  What do you think of these numbers by the Pew Research Center?

     

    In the United States, Christians will decline from more than three-quarters of the population to two-thirds in 2050.

     

    The number of religiously unaffiliated people, also known as religious “nones,” is increasing in the United States and Europe, and we project...

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  • July 16, 2018

    Former Harvard Chaplain George Buttrick had students who would come into his office and say:  “I don’t believe in God.”  His standard reply was: “Let’s sit down and you tell me what kind of God you don’t believe in.  I probably don’t believe in that God either.”

     

    I’ve also attempted to use this approach because it seems to me that more and more people have a misinformed or distorted view of God, and they start rejecting that idea of God, even though it’s not a true, biblical view of God at all...

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  • July 9, 2018

    Jim Denison writes that the political rancor of our day is the most divisive and demeaning he’s ever seen.  And it seems to be getting worse.  As the animosity of our culture escalates, the opportunity for Christians to demonstrate forgiving grace becomes even more compelling. But responding to hatred with kindness requires a level of humility that cares more about what the other person needs than what I want.  This is a depth of humility many of us find challenging...

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  • July 2, 2018

    I want to share with you a Bible story—and then the story in reverse, sort of!

     

    Mark 2:1-5  says:  Jesus went back to Capernaum, and a few days later people heard that he was at home.  Then so many of them came to the house that there wasn’t even standing room left in front of the door.  Jesus was still teaching when ...

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