Just Stop!

Scott AtteberyChristian Living

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“Just Stop!” Maybe you’ve heard this phrase (or a variation of it) uttered from the mouth of a parent. Perhaps it has tread across your own lips. Its funny how words like these can take on different meanings based upon the context in which they are spoken and the tone with which they are exclaimed. For instance, “Just stop,” could … Read More

World Famous

Scott AtteberyChristian Living

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Suppose two concerts were taking place in your area on the same night. One concert features a local band while the other concert features a world-famous band. Which one do you think will have the largest crowd? Most likely, the world-famous band will attract the most people. Why? Because we assume that the band with more fame is better. Fame … Read More

Tackling in the Blink of an Eye

Scott AtteberyGeneral

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Seventh grade football: I played tailback and linebacker. On defense, the number one rule my coach stressed was, “Don’t close your eyes when you tackle.” Good advice. A week or two before the season started, we had a scrimmage. All the parents came out to watch. Even the local paper was there. During the game, as I was making a tackle, the … Read More

Five Items For a New Pastor’s To-Do List

Scott AtteberyChurch

To Do List

Have you ever noticed how ideas seem to flow when you don’t need them? Throughout the year, you might have a dozen great ideas for a weekend getaway; but when a weekend is finally available for a trip, you can’t think of anything to do. Or maybe you’ve had a million “when I get around to it” moments only to … Read More

Which Way Are You Going?

Scott AtteberyChristian Living

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Apostasy refers to a person who has once heard, understood, followed, and professed the gospel of Christ, and yet turned away. This is not the same as a person who hears an evangelistic plea and says, “no, thank you.” This is a person who has been walking the walk and talking the talk before abandoning the faith. The Greek word … Read More

First

Scott AtteberyChristian Living

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We naturally understand that being first has value. Have you ever argued over a toy and said, “I had it first?” Or have you seen two people fight over a place in line by saying, “I was here first?” First implies we have rights that those who come after us do not have. When it comes to being first, nobody … Read More

A Better Inheritance

Scott AtteberyChristian Living

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It was our typical Sunday routine. My son Bryce and I walked out of our local church’s facility onto the parking lot. We were headed to our usual Sunday lunch spot (we are creatures of habbit). Climbing into the car, before I could even ask what he had learned in Sunday School, Bryce asked, “Hey dad, you know about Jacob … Read More

Learning From Lizards & Forest Gump

Scott AtteberyChristian Living

forrest-gump

Everyone who has seen the movie loves Forest Gump. Yet, I’ve never heard anyone say they wanted to be like Forest Gump. According to the story, Forest inspired Elvis Presley’s dance style. But have you ever heard a choreographer admit to patterning their career after Forest? Later in the movie, Forest played football for Bear Bryant at Alabama –yet no … Read More

Cite Your Sources!

Scott AtteberyChurch

Research-paper-Writing

My sophomore year in high school was a game changer. Up to that point, I had never been required to write a formal research paper. I had written plenty of essays, book reports, and other assignments, but never a real-deal research paper. I loved the idea of researching a topic, organizing my thoughts, and then presenting my findings. Everything about … Read More

4 Vital Keys to Reading Christian Blogs

Scott AtteberyChristian Living, Church, Theology

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I love listening to sports talk radio. Hearing an expert break down a crucial play is captivating and discovering the latest news about my favorite team is exciting. But sports radio’s biggest attraction, in my opinion, is the caller-driven format. Fans love to hear the opinions of other fans –especially from the more passionate callers. The accepted terms for these … Read More