Published: 5 years ago

The First Visit Should Set Up The Second Visit

Recently our church hosted The Gospel Summit, a two-day intensive conference for pastors and church leaders from around the country. During one of my breakout sessions, I talked about some of the previously-unwritten “plumblines” that guide the first impressions ministry at the Summit. Each Monday …

Published: 5 years ago

Redeeming Religion

And just like that, the First Impressions Plumblines series disappeared last week. It went the way of a ship in the Bermuda Triangle and the Roanoke Island colonists and my set of Mp3 speakers that were lost in the move. As a matter of …

Published: 5 years ago

Flashback Friday: Hansbrough-Sized Ego

It’s the last day of Elevate Summer Camp. By the end of the day the Franks crew will be back together. But I’ll be honest – I miss my older two younguns. I know they’ll smell like five days of showerlessness and ocean water, …

Published: 5 years ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Not About The Dream. My older two kids cut their teeth on Veggie Tales. This is a refreshing interview with Phil Vischer, who looks back at the veggies’ slippery slope to moralism. (HT Trevin Wax) I looked back at the previous 10 years …

Published: 5 years ago

Make Outsiders Insiders

Recently our church hosted The Gospel Summit, a two-day intensive conference for pastors and church leaders from around the country. During one of my breakout sessions, I talked about some of the previously-unwritten “plumblines” that guide the first impressions ministry at the Summit. Each Monday …

Published: 5 years ago

Flashback Friday: Confessions of a Control Freak

If you’re new to these parts, we take Fridays off to kick back and throwback to an easier time when we wrote long and thoughtful blog posts and didn’t refer to ourselves as “we” all the time… I’ve always viewed the stuff I do …

Published: 5 years ago

Thursday Three For All

Hospitality: More Than Greeters and Coffee. A much-needed reminder for those of us in the guest services biz. Sentimental hospitality emphasizes being nice and might describe the treatment you get at Disney World. Privatized hospitality is an approach which reminds me of all those Southern Living magazines …

Published: 5 years ago

Creation Groans

As I type, it’s 11:15 PM. It’s been a long day. A full day. But what is on my mind now is not the random assortment of things that demanded my attention over the last 16 or so hours,  but the final moments of …

Published: 5 years ago

Everything Speaks

Recently our church hosted The Gospel Summit, a two-day intensive conference for pastors and church leaders from around the country. During one of my breakout sessions, I talked about some of the previously-unwritten “plumblines” that guide the first impressions ministry at the Summit. Each Monday …

Published: 5 years ago

Flashback Friday: Lost in Translation

Absolutely no setup for this one today. This simply remains one of my favorite painfully awkward videos. Click here to read the original post.

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