Published: 2 days agoNew

Flashback Friday: In Solemn Stillness Lay

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! A couple of weeks ago Merriem and I were sitting in the living room, each on a laptop. She was reading me …

Published: 3 days ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)   5 Things That Make Nearly Any …

Published: 4 days ago

2017 Connections Confab: Apply Now!

2016 is winding down, campers. All of your Thanksgiving gravy has officially congealed in your circulatory system, and some of you are in the process of trying to flush it out with peppermint mocha and egg nog. But before you toss back your Buddy …

Published: 6 days ago

Feel the (Fuel) Burn

I have a 2004 Hyundai Sonata with a couple of superpowers: one is an after-market Bluetooth radio that allows me to beam music and podcasts from my phone to my car’s speakers by complete magic (I call it magic because I have no idea how …

Published: 1 week ago

Thursday Three For All: Thanksgiving Edition

Today is the annual Thanksgiving Edition. Whether you’re logging in at the beginning of the day (get up: that turkey ain’t gonna thaw itself) or at the end of the day (tryptophan coma, anyone?), you don’t have the time or energy to read. I’ve gotcha …

Published: 2 weeks ago

5 Reasons You Should Serve at Christmas at DPAC

For three days prior to Christmas, the Summit is going to be invading the Durham Performing Arts Center for a fifth year. We’ll be celebrating the incarnation of Jesus, the majesty of the manger, the astonishment that God would dare become man. Christmas at …

Published: 2 weeks ago

How Does a Night Service Affect First Impressions?

Matthew Dunavant, Connections Director at The Bridge Church in Spring Hill, TN, asks: We are experiencing a growth spurt and are adding two additional services starting in the new year: three on Sunday morning like we have been doing, and two Sunday evening services. My question is …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Flashback Friday: Stop. Think.

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Every weekend, you commit a huge sin against those that come into your church: you refuse to think through their experience. …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)   Jeffrey Katzenberg Pens Open Letter to …

Published: 3 weeks ago

Hasta La Vista, Crybaby.

Babies are adorable (except when they’re not). And even crying babies can be cute (though, I’ve found it helps if it’s not your baby doing the crying). But what happens when a cute crying baby starts being…uh…cute…in the worship service, and can’t pull it together? More succinctly put …

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