Published: 7 years ago

Geaux Marceaux!

I’m considering moving back to my home state of Tennessee just so I can vote for this guy.  Watch how the news anchors do their best to issue disclaimers just before ol’ Basil comes on screen. I’m pretty sure that we’re not related. Maybe.

Published: 7 years ago

What the Megachurch Can Learn from the Rural Church

Today we’re participating in BlogSwap2010, which is a fancy sounding event name that I totally just made up.  Today’s post is courtesy of Mike Waddey, the creator of Tennessee Rural Church blog and the former college roommate of yours truly.  (If you give him …

Published: 7 years ago

Our Father, Who Art in Customs

Last Sunday I returned from a trip overseas.  Getting onto our flight, our team got hot and sweaty unloading and reloading our baggage in 145% humidity (would you like to feel “sticky” or “extra sticky” on your crowded plane?), extra security searches (that guard …

Published: 7 years ago

Tales of a Slide Clicker

I’ve been participating in a conference this week where I’m wearing lots of hats: team organizer, accountant, logistical planner, transportation expert, even speaker.  But the one hat that I’ve come to despise is that of Slide Clicker. If you go to a cutting edge …

Published: 7 years ago

You Make the Caption

Oh sure, I could come up with something.  But I’d rather you do it:

Published: 7 years ago

SwerveRDU

If you’re a Summit peep, you know that this week is ServeRDU, one of the biggest focal points of the year for community outreach.  Yesterday, I worked as a “ground roofer” at the Durham Rescue Mission, helping de-shingle one of their houses, because de-shingling …

Published: 7 years ago

When the Church Mourns

The past few days have been a time of great sadness for the Summit Church family.  Late Sunday night, we received word that Bob & Julie Henn’s son Nate was killed in the terrorist bombing in Uganda.  Nate was in the country working with …

Published: 7 years ago

Rejected Sermon Titles

Sunday I had the opportunity to preach in front of my fave peeps – the folks at Summit’s Brier Creek campus.  It was a tough message out of Hosea, which absolutely wrecked me last week. But even in the midst of being wrecked, a …

Published: 7 years ago

It’s Not Me, It’s You

We’re wrapping up a week-long series.  If you missed the boat, start here.   Let’s face it: sometimes you’re right, and your critics are wrong.  (You’ve been waiting all week for me to acknowledge the obvious.)  It’s easy to get caught up in the …

Published: 7 years ago

Regaining Ground

If you’re startin’ here, you’re four days late.  Back the truck up. A few years ago, I fielded a very angry call from a guy whose wife and young daughter had attended our church a few times.  He was steaming (rightfully so) because his …

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