Posts by Ryan Lenerz

Posts by Ryan Lenerz

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Pink Day

Brent and Ryan in the Morning S1 Ep27 – Bread of Life, the Know-it-All, and a Father at Work
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The Johns

Brent and Ryan in the Morning S1 Ep26 – Dead Faith, Midnight Confessions, and the Johns
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On a Somber Note

Brent and Ryan in the Morning S1 Ep20 – Old Testament Shout Outs, Flames of Hell, Where’s the Levity?
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On Location for Beach Week

Brent and Ryan in the Morning S1 Ep17 – Filming Beach Week on location, Paul throws some shade, elders lead, and Mark’s off to the races.
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Snowball Effect

Exactly one year ago, a group of 12 key leaders from Ashworth spent a long weekend together strategizing about who we were as a church and where we wanted to go in the future.  We reviewed the long and proud history of Ashworth, we identified our strengths and weaknesses, and we dreamed about how we might reach more of our community with the saving message of Jesus. At the end of the process, we created three teams to tackle the…
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Is the Bible Boring?

As a pastor, I shouldn’t be admitting this, but yes, the Bible is boring in some parts. On January 1, I began a reading plan to read through the Bible in a year. That means over the past 3 months I have read countless boring parts: genealogies, numerous censuses (or is it censii?), hundreds of verses of odd rules and regulations, and various boundary markers and travel routes. It’s at this point in trying to read the Bible that many…

Book Review: The Invisible War

Chip Ingram’s book on a Christian’s spiritual battle between Satan and his evil forces is a balanced take between the extremism of seeing a demon under every rock or ruling out the existence of demons altogether.  This book is broken down into 4 sections, with each section receiving an executive summary of the main ideas with all the pertinent Bible verses at the beginning.  This makes the book an incredible resource on the topic of spiritual warfare.  Much of the…

Why God Deserves a Second Chance

Introduction A lot is written across the internet telling people that God gives us all a second chance, but what about the person who has given up on God?  There is a scarcity of information trying to persuade a person to Give God a Second Chance.  Now think about that, trillions of articles and pages on the internet, and I couldn’t find more than a page or two arguing for why God is worth a second shot. It baffles me because…