Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Kyle Mielke on to preach this Sunday

This morning I met with Kyle Mielke to talk about small groups at Encounter and the message he will be preaching this Sunday. He is Encounter's small group ministry coach overseeing all the different leaders. He also has spoken at Encounter more than anyone other than me. This year he is signed up for three times and this Sunday is the first.

He's joining me in the IDK series and his topic is "How can a loving God allow so much suffering?". Should be good to flesh this question out.

Click on the series graphic to link to Encounter's online messages.

Monday, March 26, 2012

I'm On Twitter Now

Ugh! I said I wouldn't do it but the pressure from @markartrip was just more than I could handle. Especially since he was the one who set it up for me and Melissa as well. She's @melspoelstra and I'm .

I've entered 2012.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


This Sunday begins our new message series titled: IDK.
The series uses the book, The Reason for God, by Tim Keller.

The four weeks are as follows:
March 18
Hasn’t science disproven the Bible?
March 25
How can a loving God send someone to hell?
April 1
How can a loving God allow so much suffering?
April 8
How can Jesus be the only way?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Two new message series in March

Now that the month of love and leap year day are behind us, we begin a short two week series on Satan, angels and demons titled: Fringe. One of the reasons for this series is that I told the congregation back in the Fall of 2011 that I'd talk about it. We were in the Old Testament book of Daniel then, which mentions angels and demons several times, and I didn't have the extra time to teach about them.After Fringe we'll do a four week series answering some of the most common questions/problems people have about Christianity.
Questions like: Hasn't science disproven the Bible?; How can a loving God send someone to Hell?; How can a loving God allow so much suffering?; How can Jesus be the only way?
This will take us right to Easter. After IDK we'll take six weeks and go chapter by chapter in the New Testament book of Acts 1-6.