Author Archive: John Spiridigliozzi

Mick’s Memo—“In”, But Not “Of”

As followers of Jesus we have conflicting callings.  We are to influence others with the influence God has had on us, while resisting the influence on our surroundings.  Jesus put it this way in His final intercession for His disciples found in John’s narrative of His life… “I am coming to you now, but I […]

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Mick’s Memo – The Spiritual Big Bang (Part 2)

Last week’s memo focused on the launching of the church found in the record of Acts.  I’d like to continue that discussion a bit this week.  What additional catalysts can we see in the historical record Luke transmitted?  We touched upon one catalyst last week, but I think there is more to consider—the transformation of […]

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Mick’s Memo – The Spiritual “Big Bang”

My men’s group has started a study of the early history of the church found in Luke’s inspired history we call “Acts” or “Acts of the Apostles”.  In Chapter 2, we find the record of the spiritual “Big Bang”.  At the beginning of the chapter the disciples are obeying Jesus’ command to remain in Jerusalem […]

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Mick’s Memo – What’s the Faith of a Generation Worth?

At our last Leadership X-change meeting Sunday afternoon we pondered the question, “What is a generation worth?”  We looked into the statistics researchers have gathered about the religious views and concepts of truth held by Americans in general and especially among the millennial and younger generation.  Reliable surveys now indicate that roughly 25% of Americans […]

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Mick’s Memo – A Friend Worth Pursuing

A Friend Worth Pursuing Most of us filter our friendships.  We keep a distance at first when we are introduced to new people.  Some of us are more cautious than others.  Sometimes we have been “burned” or hurt by someone, so we guard against letting someone new get close enough to do similar damage.  First […]

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