Published: 8 years ago

It’s Friday, But Sunday’s Coming

That’s right, I just had an 80’s flashback and made a blog post title reference to a Tony Campolo book / sermon / and maybe a movie but I can’t confirm that.  You won’t see that kind of archived Christianity on the lead pastor’s …

Published: 8 years ago

Listen.

There’s an old joke about a guy who went to prison and ended up in a row of cells with all of the “lifers” … those guys who had been in the place since the first bars clanged shut.  After a couple of days, …

Published: 8 years ago

Service Without Service

Not too long ago I heard an interview with Bill Price, co-author of The Best Service is No Service.  The basic thesis of the book is that as a business / church / whatever-we-are, we should design such an experience that customer service is really unnecessary. …

Published: 8 years ago

The Passive Pastor

On Sunday Pastor J.D. rock-n-rolled with the Cannonball series.  One of the key points to the message was the truth of Acts 1:8, where Jesus told the disciples that the kingdom of God would not come passively, but actively as they preached the gospel …

Published: 8 years ago

Extreme Home Breakdown

It’s been a busy weekend at the Franks household.  So busy, in fact, that coming back to the Grand Central Station we call the Summit offices is looking pretty dang good. This was the weekend that I’ve known was coming for several weeks now.  …

Published: 8 years ago

100th Post and a Poll

That’s right, Connective Tissue readers: break out your cyber-confetti and blow your celebratory interweb kazoo…it’s the 100th post.  I was going to wow you with some fancy-schmancy statistics on how many posts that breaks down to per week, per day, and per hour, but …

Published: 8 years ago

The Snowball Effect

Believe it or not, this is not another post in homage to this week’s snowfall.  For that story – including my gratuitous use of the word “poo” on a ministry blog – click here. Snowflakes are cute.  They adorn Christmas stationery, posters in Target, …

Published: 8 years ago

Frank Capra was a Liar

For my out-of-state readers, let me bring you up to speed by telling you that the Triangle area received anywhere from 2 to 6 inches of snow on Monday night.  (Without that info, this story would be lame.  Or at least lamer.) I don’t …

Published: 8 years ago

What Are Your “What Ifs?”

As I’ve mentioned, last Saturday we held our Frontline event, where we bring in both seasoned and future volunteers and expose them to the major opportunities of service at the Summit.  I had the privilege of hanging out with nearly 100 people from our …

Published: 8 years ago

Aftermath

This is a view of my office after a busy Frontline / Starting Point weekend.  There comes a point on a weekend like this that you stop looking for places to put things, and just start kicking stuff to the side so you can …

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