Author Archives: Tim Holt

About Tim Holt

Founding pastor of Seacoast Vineyard Church, Myrtle Beach, SC. Retired January 2021. Pastor to surfers, friends, pastors, etc.

Cut Off for the Sake of My Brothers

I sat in the water Sunday afternoon with a great group of guys. It was somewhat crowded, but the vibe in the water was just great. People were laughing, smiling, and you couldn’t even begin to paddle into a wave … Continue reading

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The Ever Morphing, Confused Church World

Churches just don’t know what to do. It appeared that being “seeker sensitive,” having gyms, Starbucks, even restaurants in your building would position your church for mega-stardom, and if we could just raise the money and get the people to … Continue reading

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Why the Main Thing Can’t Stay Front & Center

I used to be a very politically savvy person. I marched in Washington to protest abortion on demand, and I parked my van plastered with stickers as close as legally possible to a voting station. I still have anger issues … Continue reading

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Abuse

How does a Christian deal with abuse? Is it any different than a non-Christian would? I’ve been asking these questions for a couple of weeks now, and I’ve received some heart-wrenching comments. It is never, nor should it be, easy. … Continue reading

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Poiticalamity Too

I just finished voting. It took over two hours of standing in line. This is an amazing election year. Passions grow more fervent on both sides, and I wonder how well the losing side will handle the letdown. As I … Continue reading

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Poligiosity

This morning I read about a certain cartoonist that has made fun of Gov. Palin’s Pentecostal practice of speaking in tongues. The email newsletter I received called it blasphemy. It was certainly sarcastic, demeaning, and mean-spirited, but blasphemy? Blasphemy is … Continue reading

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Life’s a Trip

I complain too much. I have great friends, a great family, and though we’ve seen our share of pain, we still love one another while we all hang onto Jesus. Why do I complain? I read too much maybe. That’s … Continue reading

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Yeehaw!

Last night was one of the most encouraging and delightful events in my church life. We’ve always done a free Christmas Banquet every year since we’ve been a church (9 years). The early years we delivered meals to the needy, … Continue reading

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Neo-atheists

I’ve read a couple of books lately that have been hard to swallow. We have a new crew of atheists making the rounds, writing the books, making the money, and showing up on TV. What makes them different is their … Continue reading

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How did I get into this?

This past Sunday was 9 years we’ve been around as a church. The place was packed, and there was a wonderful spirit in the air. Lots of laughter, and the worship leader loved having a packed house to sing with. … Continue reading

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