Published: 6 years ago

Remembering Curtis

I believe that Jesus’ “Well done!” was shouted a little louder on Thursday night. By now most of the Summit Church knows that our dear friend Curtis Crutchfield died suddenly last Thursday of a heart attack. To say that Curtis was a key figure …

Published: 6 years ago

I Would Type (500 Posts)

Yes, yes, I know it’s a stretch from The Proclaimers’ one-hit wonder, but work with me here, people. Work with me. Today marks a half-a-thousand blog posts here at Connective Tissue. When we began this journey together back on July 8, 2008, whodathunk that …

Published: 7 years ago

Christmas in February

That’s right, readers. I’m bringing Santa back. Revisiting the reindeer. Turning back to the tinsel. Christmas happened nearly two months ago, but there was one Christmas-themed video that never made it onto this particular blog. As a matter of fact, I didn’t see it …

Published: 7 years ago

I Have A Question

Okay, so I don’t really have a question. For once, I’m not the hand-raised, kid-at-the-back-of-the-class, yelling “Ooh, pick me! Pick me!” Nope, this is a post about people who have questions. Scratch that. People who are questioning. There is a difference between having a …

Published: 7 years ago

Topical Tuesday: Sister Wives, OT Style

We continue our spring series of Topical Tuesday posts, where you pick the topic (i.e., ask a question) and I ramble on and on until I think I’ve answered it. Or until you put your foot through your computer monitor. Whatever. Want to ask …

Published: 7 years ago

Uncommon Communion

This post won’t be pretty. The squeamish should look away. And if you’re a neatnik Pharisaical type, just go ahead and start polishing your rifle, because you’re going to need it in 3…2… As a pastor, one of my roles is to occasionally lead …

Published: 7 years ago

Repackaging Religion

I was totally blindsided on Sunday. Hoodwinked. Wool pulled over my eyes. Bamboozled. Shenanniganized. Editor’s Note: I don’t think that’s a word. Never mind. My two older sons and I were shopping at that fine bastion of quality consumerism, Dollar Shrub, or something like …

Published: 7 years ago

They Get It

It happened again on Sunday. I met another Summit family who have whole-heartedly bought into the vision of why we do what we do. I was visiting our new North Durham Campus at Hillandale Elementary School, and in the clean-up-and-tear-down party afterward, my fellow desk …

Published: 7 years ago

Strangely Familiar

This is our Student Pastor, Jason Gaston.                         This is a Sleestak, from Land of the Lost. If it’s okay with you, I’m just gonna sit back and let the jokes write themselves. …

Published: 7 years ago

Topical Tuesday: Christian Panhandling

Today we kick off our spring series of Topical Tuesday posts, where you pick the topic (i.e., ask a question) and I pontificate for paragraphs on end until I think I’ve answered it. Or until you get bored and start playing Angry Birds. Whatever. …

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