Published: 6 years ago

Overcharging For The Gospel

I own a 14 year old entrepreneur. Well, “entrepreneur” may be too nice of a word. “Con artist,” “swindler,” “shyster” … those are the words that more accurately describe my – ahem – entrepreneur. Austin has launched several money making ventures in the past: …

Published: 6 years ago

Share Your Platform

Everyone has a stage to call their own. You have a voice. An area of expertise. An audience. It’s not enough to use that stage for your own agenda. Good stewardship dictates that you share the stage, that you bring in more voices, more …

Published: 6 years ago

Serve Him, Not Them.

Around these parts, we talk a lot about serving our guests as well as our members. And that’s a great concept, as long as people behave themselves. When they don’t complain about the parking, when they worship with passion rather than complaining about the …

Published: 6 years ago

Creepy Church

The people at Kensington Church get it. Church shouldn’t be creepy. It shouldn’t be a place where the unchurched crowd’s worst fears come true: I’ll be stared at. I’ll be judged. No one will talk to me. Everyone will talk to me. Church should …

Published: 6 years ago

A Quarter Century of Chris

This month marks a big milestone around the Summit Church. Our long time worship pastor Chris Gaynor is celebrating 25 years of ministry. 25 years. Here at the Summit. If you’re not familiar with pastoral tenures, 25 years at the same church is a …

Published: 6 years ago

Lost in Translation

Something tells me that if I ever gained an audience with an internationally-known figure, I’d try something like this. And also fail miserably. Now if he really wanted to get the laughs going, he should’ve used the old “Your sandal’s untied…made you look” gag, …

Published: 6 years ago

Awkward

I love leaders who get it. Who understand the win. Who realize that the role of our weekend First Impressions team isn’t just to pour coffee or park cars, but to pave the way for the gospel. Two of our leaders helped demonstrate this …

Published: 6 years ago

Blowouts and Banjo Music, part 2

If you missed the beginning of this saga, you’ll want to start here. So there we were, fleeing for our lives in Wallace, NC, miles away from the world’s largest frying pan that we could’ve used as a weapon. We made our way into a …

Published: 6 years ago

Blowouts and Banjo Music, part 1

My family doesn’t enjoy doing things the easy way. This weekend I officiated a wedding in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Merriem and I decided to make a semi-weekend out of it and loaded the kids up early Friday afternoon to head down, spend the night, …

Published: 6 years ago

What’s Your Tricky Tile?

I’ve been working on a theory for the last several years. I have absolutely no way to substantiate it, so it makes perfect sense that I’d put it out on a blog for all the world to see. Or my 17 readers. Whatev. My …

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