Monthly Archives: August 2012

House Churches in Chicago

On Tuesday, I traveled to the city to meet with Mark Willis and several other house church planters who are a part of the Underground Network in Chicago.  Mark and I drank a cup of quality coffee at ICompute on … Continue reading

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An Unusual Request

I was attending a visitation recently, prior to a funeral I was officiating, when I was given a strange request.  While giving the deceased’s mother a hug, his brother reached around her, grabbed my hand and said, “No Bible thumping, … Continue reading

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Service is Infectious

A few weeks ago, several Ignite churches were blessed by a mission team from Newton, IL.  The team from Scott Avenue did some building remodeling in Merrillville, IN for Impact Christian Church, helped park cars and transport people at the … Continue reading

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Looking for Guidance 2

On Friday, while touring Park Ridge, we struck up a conversation with a  couple of guys outside a local Starbucks.  We talked with them about their motorcycles, some of the rides they’d been on and other things they enjoy doing.  … Continue reading

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Looking for Guidance

There are all kinds of tools for guidance:  maps, compasses, some use a GPS to find their way.  I’m sure that everyone reading this has also received directions from someone they trust.  This guidance may be the best, for it … Continue reading

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Making Jesus Known

I was holding my grandson last night when the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse came on tv.  My daughter in law said, “Watch how he reacts to the song when he hears it.”  He was turned away from the tv, but when … Continue reading

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