The loss of church functions is likely a factor in the loss of churches.
I’m a retired pastor with a background not only in theology, but also in education, administration and science. My undergraduate studies include Upper Iowa University (biology, chemistry & education), Emmaus Bible College (Bible studies), Argonne National Laboratory (nuclear/biological studies) and Mercury Proving Grounds (community response to nuclear reactor issues). Graduate studies at Vermont College (business / education) and Moody Bible Institute (biblical studies). I have taught science in both public and private schools. And was head of a municipal/county public health laboratory for twenty years. I am an ordained Baptist pastor and served as an associate pastor and senior pastor for twenty-five years before retiring. I am currently involved in prison ministry (Bible study for a group of inmates), foreign missionary work (training pastors and carrying Bibles into restricted lands), writing (“Worshiping Alone” – a guide book available through Amazon and B&N) and other Bible studies. I have seen worship practiced in different denominations, in different lands, in different cultures and from different perspectives. I still, however, find time for gardening and woodworking. I share my life and adventures with my wife.
The Invisible Christian
The sooner Christians come out of the closet, the sooner this world will be a safer place.
Rightly Dividing the Word of God
Present yourself as a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
The Real Thing
Worshiping God is NOT a spectator sport.
What Is Worship?
“God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”