Archive for 'Challenging Status Quo'
Posted on 28. Feb, 2012 by Martin Schmaltz.
“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” – Henry Ford Have you ever thought about thinking? Kind of a funny question I guess. But think for a minute about the power of thoughts. They are creative: every new invention started with a thought. They can […]
Posted on 29. Apr, 2010 by Martin Schmaltz.
I have issues with labels. On one hand I love’m, then on the other hand they so irritate me. I like labels that tell me what is in a container: this allows me to effectively use what is in the container. Imagine, you need sugar for you coffee and the white granular stuff you grab […]
Posted on 23. Mar, 2010 by Martin Schmaltz.
Last week I picked up the book Unchristian (again). I have had this book for about a year and half, started the first chapter, but never got passed it. Now it is one of the most inspiring books I have read in awhile – probably because the author agrees with me in so many areas! […]
Posted on 16. Feb, 2010 by Martin Schmaltz.
There is a longing in the hearts of spiritual leaders for the restoration of a true apostolic church, one that demonstrates the power of the Kingdom. To achieve this, the first step is to identify what might be standing in our way. Read on for an idea.
Posted on 15. Feb, 2010 by Martin Schmaltz.
Many pastors and leaders today realize that the church appears to be lacking power. They know something is wrong and they are frustrated. They look to do something, by grasping the latest church growth program, big name evangelist or that one special conference. Yet they find these only bring temporary results. Is there something deeper that is causing the church to be powerless?
Posted on 28. Jan, 2010 by Martin Schmaltz.
Thoughts are powerful things: they can be liberating and empowering, or limiting and demoralizing. A common story told regarding the captivating power of thoughts is that of the training of elephants. As it goes, young elephants are taken and using heavy chains are tethered to stakes driven deep into the ground. The young elephant continually […]
Posted on 16. Jan, 2010 by Martin Schmaltz.
Why is one the biggest problem of the church today retention? I have heard of wonderful evangelistic events that have resulted in many being born again: yet a short time later, these people cannot be found. To me, this is a problem. Maybe it has to do with what we are building?