Published: 4 years ago

Thursday Three For All

Remember kids, click on the bold print to see the original article. If Only They Knew How Many Times We Wanted To Quit! A great post on marital longevity by my friend Matt Pearson. Couples who have been married 54 years didn’t make it that long …

Published: 4 years ago

Gospel or Gimmick?

One of the plumblines for our First Impressions Team is that the gospel is offensive, but nothing else should be (follow the link for a more detailed explanation). That means we intentionally enter into each weekend with one end goal: we will honor our …

Published: 4 years ago

Your Best Is Only As Good As Your Worst

Last night was a fun moment in the life of the Franks family, if you define “fun” as torture + horror x infinity. Jacob and Austin’s school was playing basketball against a school in Wake Forest. They wanted to go to the game, and …

Published: 4 years ago

Marshmallow Grabbing and the Gospel

Yesterday I was rolling down the road and listening to NPR, because apparently I’m 62 and have an affection for endangered spotted owls. They were doing a feature story on the infamous “Marshmallow Test” conducted by Stanford researcher Walter Mischel in the late 1960s. …

Published: 4 years ago

Flashback Friday: She Got It

I ran across this old post, and it brought back great memories not only of a Durham Performing Arts Center event nearly three years ago, but a reminder of how incredible the DPAC staff was during our recent Christmas Eve services. Not only does …

Published: 4 years ago

Thursday Three For All

If Days Could Speak. Trevin Wax beautifully encapsulates the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The tears of those affected are unseen, because they never had the chance to cry. Their suffering is silent, captured only in ultrasound images that show them scurrying away from …

Published: 4 years ago

Meet ’em in the Middle

Last week Merriem and I celebrated our 20th anniversary. We capped the day by visiting a swanky steakhouse here in Durham (not because I’m lavish, but because somebody gave us a gift card). We’d been to this particular place once before. We love the …

Published: 4 years ago

Taking The Guesswork Out Of Guest Services

Hey campers: I’m working on a new blog series that’ll debut soon, and I need your help. If you’re a small church, big church, or in-between church, chances are your guest services team needs tweaking. Shoot, maybe it needs to be built from the …

Published: 4 years ago

Intelligence for Your Inauguration Day

While you’re waiting anxiously on those Inauguration Day parades (complete with the Joe Biden balloons, if we’re lucky), here are some  useless Inauguration Day facts to make you smarter: George Washington’s second inaugural address was the shortest in history, clocking in at 135 words …

Published: 4 years ago

Pray for Noah

By now most of the Summit Church knows about Noah Bacon, one of our 16 year old covenant members who was in a serious accident yesterday. But even if you’re not a part of the Summit, I’d appreciate it if you’d read the following …

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