While most of my posts are fairly random, every once in awhile, I will publish a series of posts around a specific topic. In order to help you find them, I’ve listed some of my favourite series here.
In 2009, I took off on my 1994 Dyna WideGlide for a month long solo road trip. It was an incredible experience for me, and I tried to share as much of it as possible. I wont list links to all twenty-six days, but here’s a couple to get you started:
- Ready To Go! – This post was written on the eve of my epic trip. I find it interesting to review what was going through my mind as I prepared to head out on my own. From this post, you’ll be able to read each day of my trip.
- Post-Ride Thoughts – I wrote this post a few days after I arrived back home. It was my chance to decompress from the trip and to share some key ideas for those who might consider doing a trip of their own.
Church and the M.C.
Ever since I started Bikers Church, I’ve had people ask me about motorcycle clubs (M.C.). Many find the rules and expectations of an M.C. to be quite fascinating. Often, pastors will tell me that they wished they could implement many of the M.C. expectations in the church. I wrote these four posts with that in mind.
- Introduction – In this post, I lay out the reasons for why I wrote this series. It talks about some of the experiences I’ve had within the motorcycle culture and why the Church could learn a few things from it.
- Misunderstood – If there’s one thing that both churches and M.C.s have in common, it’s that they are often misunderstood by those outside their culture. We often see stereotypes of both groups that contain part truth and lots of fiction. I talk about that in this post.
- Membership – Most people are quite surprised with how long and hard it is to become a member of a true M.C. You don’t just show up and say, “I want in.” You need to prove that you are committed to the group before you become a full member. As a result, those who are members, take it very seriously. They are incredibly proud of the M.C. they are part of. I wonder if churches would value membership more if we didn’t offer it to just anyone who says they “want in.”
- Brotherhood – In the old days, being part of an M.C. meant you were part of a family. The other members would do anything for you. Many would die for one another. The Church is supposed to be a family. We could learn a great deal about what it means to be part totally committed to one another.
Ask the Pastor
This series of posts is tied in with a sermon series I did at both Bikers Church and City Church. We gave people the opportunity to ask whatever questions they may have and we’d do our best to provide answers. The most common questions were the basis for the live talks. The rest of the questions I’ve attempted to answer here.
- U.F.O.’s – Do aliens exist? And if so, what does that mean for our Christian faith? I offer my thoughts on this question and even point back to one of the more fun posts from my 2009 road trip.
- Dating in the church – what happens when people meet and fall in love at church? More importantly, what happens if it doesn’t work out?
- Recycling – How should Christians view recycling? Is it something God would want us to be active in doing?
- Joseph – Have you ever wondered why Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus Christ, isn’t mentioned in the Bible very much? Some of you did.
- Sinning in Heaven – Can we misbehave once we’re past the pearly gates? If we can, what happens when we do?
- Healing – If God can heal, why are there sick people? Why doesn’t everyone experience healing?
- Doctrine – Does it really matter what we believe or should we have a more “open-minded policy”
- Bad People – How does God punish bad people and do they ever “get away” with it?
- Don’t Touch Me – After Jesus was resurrected, Mary tried to embrace him, but he told her not to. Why?
This series is still ongoing, so I’ll continue to add to the list as I post the questions.