Avatars of a Father

One of the things I like to do with my kids is play video games like Call of Duty. Now, I am from the Atari generation where my friend would actually have to come to my house to play a maximum two-player game. The game would have only one map or play surface, and each of us would be equipped with a controller made up of a joystick and one red button—that’s it! I can actually hear the gasp from my millennial brothers, “say it isn’t so.” Oh, it is so. With Xbox or PlayStation4 there are more colored buttons on the controller than I know what to do with.  Which of course means that I go down plenty of times in the game at the hands of my skilled children, and my avatar “respawns” on the map without much forward progress.

Confessions of a Gay Christian – Some Thoughts

Christians tempted with same-sex attraction need the Church to be a community marked by humility, compassion, and truth. Humility = I’m not better than you. Compassion = I am drawn to you in love not repelled by you in disgust. Truth = Love is not synonymous with unbiblical compromise.

Memory Verse Challenge (Week 12) – Witnessing (Romans 1:16)

by Brian Walters, Director of Discipleship @MBCLouduon Romans 1:16 (ESV) – “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” Romans 1:16 So why is Paul not ashamed of the gospel?  Hint: look at […]

Memory Verse Challenge (Week 11) – Witnessing (Matthew 4:19)

by Brian Walters, Director of Discipleship @MBCLouduon Matthew 4:19 (ESV) – “And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19 One thing that sticks out to me in this verse, when it comes to witnessing, was Jesus used terminology here that the fishermen (Peter and Andrew) could […]

Memory Verse Challenge (Week 10) – Fellowship (Hebrews 10:24-25)

by Kyle Cox, Former Director of the Rock @MBCLouduon Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV): And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25 […]

Memory Verse Challenge (Week 9) – Fellowship (Matt. 18:20)

by Kyle Cox, Former Director of the Rock @MBCLouduon Matthew 18:20 (ESV) – “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” – Matthew 18:20 I have to confess; I think this is one of those cliché, coffee mug type verses that get recklessly thrown about without people taking […]

Memory Verse Challenge (Week 8) – Prayer (Phil. 4:6-7)

by Dave Kroeze, Director of Outreach @MBCLouduon Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV) – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 “Be anxious […]

Memory Verse Challenge (Week 7) – Prayer (John 15:7)

by Dave Kroeze, Director of Outreach @MBCLouduon John 15:7 (ESV) – “If you abide in Me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” John 15:7 How many of us have fallen into the trap of using prayer as a means of “testing” God? I definitely […]

Memory Verse Challenge (Week 5) – Obedience to Christ (Romans 12:1)

by Brian Walters, Director of Discipleship @MBCLouduon Romans 12:1 (ESV) – “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” Romans 12:1 So what does it mean to obedient to Christ?  As I dwelled on this […]

Memory Verse Challenge (Week 4) – Christ the Center (Galations 2:20)

by Jim Supp Campus Pastor @MBCLouduon Galatians 2:20 (NIV) – “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 Even after 35 […]